'Gravest problem' | Amazon's 'broken' HR system led to firings and MASSIVE underpayments

Amazon's 'broken' HR system led to firings and MASSIVE underpayments

A bug in Amazon’s HR systems has led to workers being fired and many missing out on months of pay after applying for leave due to care-giving and medical reasons.

Though the internet retail giant attempted to keep the issue under wraps for the past 18 months, The New York Times has exposed the issue, citing a backlog in the services and a major headache for those tasked with unwrapping the issue.

Upgrade to access

This content is only available to members of myGrapevine+.

myGrapevine+ is the latest way we are supporting a growing community of forward-thinking business leaders. Members can access a host of specially developed content and tools that aren't available anywhere else, helping you set new standards in business and people leadership every day.

  • Access to exclusive member-only content including:
    • The 'Leaders Series', a set of video interviews with leading business and HR voices
    • Strategic deep dives and expert tips for professional development and innovative practise
  • Access to the entire archive of news, features and insights from HR Grapevine and our other sites.
  • Unlimited access to the full back catalogue of our award-winning Magazine and other publications.

First month just £1! *

* Billed via Credit/Debit card at £1 for first month, then £22.99 per month. One time use only.

Welcome Back