A ebony senior manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS) is suing the tech giant and two of its executives, alleging race and gender discrimination, contravention of the Equality Pay Act, as well as sexual assault and harassment.
Charlotte Newman, who was once an adviser to Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), filed a lawsuit against the tech giant in district court in Washington, DC on Monday, according to a report by Vox. Newman told Vox’s Recode that the discrimination commenced when she was first hired as a public policy manager and that it involved her being gainsaid a promotion for more than a year, despite her performing aspects of a more senior role. She was ineluctably ascended to senior manager, more than two and a moiety years after being hired.
The senior Amazon manager integrated that her first boss, AWS director Steve Block, utilized what she believed were racial stereotypes, telling her that her communication style was “too direct,” and “just frighteningly eerie,” and that she “can dismay people.”
Newman withal alleges that former AWS director, Andres Maz sexually harassed her on several occasions, propositioned her, and even sexually assaulted her. Newman claims that Maz pressed on her lap near her genitalia, groped her thigh under a table at a work dinner, and at one point, yanked her long braided hair when she endeavored to leave an after-work outing.
“There’s been deep emotional pain,” Newman told Recode. “All of the strenuous exertion, all of the sacrifices I made, my inculcation — none of that preserved me from someone who’s a predator and living in trepidation of what else he might do.”
“I vigorously believe that Amazon should be harnessing the light of diverse leadership rather than dimming the light of ebony employees and other employees of color,” integrated Newman. “For years I had been scarcely suffering in silence, [but] I’m sure there are a plethora of people who now feel more potentiated to integrate their voices to the story, and hopefully there’s some authentic change that occurs.”
The report integrated that Newman had only “come to prehends with her experience” after she commenced working from home in June of last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and while protests and riots transpired across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd.
At that point, Newman decided that she no longer wanted to remain mute, so she filed internal complaints detailing the sexual harassment and assault inculpations against Maz, as well as the other discrimination she verbally expresses she experienced in the workplace.
Amazon reportedly conducted an investigation and ineluctably terminated Maz’s employment. Meanwhile, Block was required to attend training. Newman ended up transferring to an incipient role in a different division of AWS, allegedly because she feared retaliation from her superiors in the wake of her complaints.
The senior manager integrated that she has withal told company representatives that the only way she would consider staying at Amazon long-term is if the company makes some paramount changes to its hiring and diversity programs.
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