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Black Amazon manager sues the tech giant, execs alleging discrimination and harassment

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A senior-level manager at Amazon is suing the tech giant and two executives over alleged race and gender discrimination, as well as pay inequity.

Charlotte Newman, a senior manager in the Amazon Web Services division, filed the lawsuit Monday in district court in Washington, D.C. Her suit also alleges that a former Amazon executive sexually harassed and assaulted her.

Newman, who is Black, claims the discrimination began shortly after she was hired at Amazon in Jan. 2017 for a public policy manager position in Washington, which was a level lower than the job she initially applied for despite being more than qualified, her attorney Douglas Wigdor, told USA TODAY on Monday.

Wigdor said Newman accepted the “Level 6” Amazon job because she was told that her responsibilities would only require her to do U.S.-related domestic policy work. However, within months Newman was doing “Level 7” international-based work outside of the U.S. – which included Canada and Latin America.

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