Amazon loses its offer to resume the sale of non-essential products in France

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In mid-April, a French court ruled that Amazon can only fulfill orders for essential products to protect workers from COVID-19. The e-commerce giant challenged the decision, but ended up losing (PDF) its appeal on Friday. According to The New York Times, the Versailles Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court’s decision to limit Amazon’s deliveries to “health items, food, pet food and electronics” until it proceeds to a risk assessment of its sites with French unions. For each delivery that does not meet the court’s requirements, the company will pay 100,000 euros, or about $ 108,000.

The Versailles court also upheld the lower court’s findings that Amazon had not provided workers with adequate sanitation in certain areas, such as their changing rooms. He confirmed the unions’ request that the company also take into account the mental well-being of workers when reorganizing work schedules and teams.

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