Amazon Flex Driver Fights Attempt To Arbitrate Privacy Claims

Law360 (March 1, 2021, 8:32 PM EST) -- An Amazon Flex driver has blasted Amazon's attempt to arbitrate, dismiss or pause privacy claims against it in California federal court, in a suit alleging the e-commerce giant wiretapped private Facebook groups in which drivers discussed working conditions, strikes, unionization and more.

Amazon Flex driver Drickey Jackson of San Diego proposed the class action against Amazon.com Inc. after learning that the company purportedly hired intelligence experts to use automated tools and monitoring software to track and intercept drivers' social media activity.

In his Friday opposition to Amazon's motion to compel arbitration, dismiss or pause the suit, Jackson wrote that the arbitration clause...

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