Andy Jassy admits company should have done better in helping employees during virus outbreak
Amazon chief executive officer Andy Jassy has admitted that the company could have done better in terms of assisting employees during the pandemic, especially when handing out paid leave. The company announced in March last year that employees diagnosed with COVID-19 will be entitled to a paid pandemic leave for up to two weeks. However, the system that was managing the new benefit fell apart following an unprecedented number of requests, which lead to some employees being refused leave and even threatened with termination, Bloomberg reported. Some even reported issues receiving their pay while they were utilising their leave, according to a CNBC report.