'Asked HR to help' | Amazon worker's miscarriage puts focus on workplace pregnancy policies

Amazon worker's miscarriage puts focus on workplace pregnancy policies

Allegations that an Amazon worker suffered a miscarriage after the company denied her requests for lighter duties has put workplace pregnancy policies back in the spotlight.

Earlier this week, Vice publication Motherboard reported claims that Patty Hernandez, a 23-year-old Amazon warehouse worker in California, miscarried after seven weeks of pregnancy during a shift at one of the firm’s fulfilment centres in October 2020.

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