This restriction applies for one month. The Nanterre court added a million euros per day late.
A breakthrough for employees. The judicial court of Nanterre ordered Tuesday, April 14, Amazon France to establish an assessment of the risks inherent in the Covid-19 epidemic on its warehouses and to restrict, while awaiting its activity, only essential products. This restriction applies “within 24 hours” and for a month. Amazon must involve staff representatives in the risk assessment.
The court considers that the company has “obviously disregarded its obligation of safety and prevention of employee health” and instructs him to restrict his activity “solely for the reception of goods, preparation and dispatch of orders for food, hygiene and medical products, subject to a penalty of one million euros per day of delay and per violation found”.
The court was seized by the South union, the first union in the company, supported by Friends of the Earth. The court, however, dismissed the request “principally” filed by the union to completely stop the activity of the warehouses on the grounds that they bring together more than 100 employees in a closed place. The court also orders Amazon to pay damages to Sud up to 4,800 euros.