The response reveals details of four former employees’ tenure and specifically singles out experiences of the four as reasons the original article is invalid, including one employee who left under less than ideal circumstances. It goes into detail about how Mr. Olson was terminated from the company’s perspective.

The original article and this response are super-public so that sort of negates any employment law issues in a practical sense. But the willingness to trash the employees included in the article should indicate how well Amazon regards its former employees and their rights and any type of confidentiality, including the spirit and letter of employment law. When your paid PR rep is out there to put your employment records (the review tool, etc) in public view, to as many people as possible …

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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