Amazon: $1.9 Million Settlement

Amazon has agreed to pay the sum of $1.9 million USD to 700 migrant contract workers to settle claims that they suffered human rights abuses as a result of exploitative labor contracts in Saudi Arabia. The third-party temporary labor agency involved was Abdullah Fahad Al-Mutairi Co. (AFMCO).

The report states that workers had to pay as much as $2,040 to get hired in Amazon’s Saudi Arabia warehouses, which also had substandard living accommodations and lacked basic facilities, as well as salary irregularities. Amazon acknowledged the complaint against them and agreed to settle the case and end the dispute.