“Amazon Threatened To Fire Employees For Speaking Out On Climate”

“Revealed: emails show group of employees who called for stronger climate action by the company were told they risked dismissal”

“Amazon has threatened to fire employees for speaking publicly about the company’s role in the climate crisis, tech workers at the retail giant have revealed.

An email shared with the Guardian shows Amazon’s human resources department launched an “investigation” into one employee, Maren Costa, over comments made to the media that called for the company to do more to tackle the climate crisis.

In the email, Costa is told she will not face punishment at this point – but that any future comments unauthorized by Amazon “may result in formal corrective action, to and including termination of your employment with Amazon”.”

Oliver Milman reports for the Guardian January 2, 2020.

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