The Versailles Court of Appeal confirmed that Amazon must limit its activities pending a risk assessment with the works council. On 24 April 2020, the Versailles Court of Appeal confirmed the order of the Nanterre court of 14 April 2020, which ordered Amazon France to carry out, with the participation of employee representatives, an assessment of the occupational risks inherent with the COVID-19 epidemic at all of its warehouses, and the implementation of the resulting health and safety protection measures. The appellate court judges ordered Amazon to restrict its warehouses to operations relating to essential product categories, as listed by the company. The court’s decision signals a reminder to all employers of the legal liability that they bear with respect to the health and safety of their employees.
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