A former employee is leveling charges of age and racial discrimination at online retailing giant Amazon.com in federal court.
Solomon began working for Amazon in November 2017, transferring to its facility near Republic, Missouri. She worked as an area manager at the facility beginning in July of 2021.
Specifically, she claims to have been directed by supervisors Andrew Lee, Mark Bacon and Ryan Fleming (all of them white men) to monitor the performance of these women. When directly questioned about this unusual practice, they provided neither justification nor further comment.
In the complaint, Solomon asserts that she was subsequently denied promotions, transferred to night shifts and required to perform duties superior to her position with neither promotion, nor pay increase. Yet, despite receiving good evaluations for her job performance between December 2022 and February 2023, her superiors neglected to meet with her to discuss her job performance or potential promotions.
On April 12, 2023, Solomon’s employment with Amazon was abruptly terminated. She believes this termination was due to a number of factors: her age, her race, and the fact of her having lodged the discrimination complaint in the first place.
No further comments were released by Amazon at the time of this article’s filing.