Amazon has hired a law firm to investigate allegations of widespread gender discrimination in its cloud computing division, the company said in an email to employees late last week.
The investigation is in response to a petition filed by a group of members of the Amazon Web Services professional services group known as ProServ, which is helping companies implement cloud computing. In the petition, employees stated gender bias and bullying in the ward. The Washington Post 1st reported According to the investigation, the petition was signed by over 550 employees.
Adam Selipski, the new CEO of AWS, responded with an email addressed to the leaders of the petition.
“We have hired a third-party firm to investigate and understand any inappropriate behavior that you or others may have encountered or witnessed,” he wrote. “This firm is experienced and unbiased, and I will personally review its independent findings to guide any further action.”
Amazon is actively recruiting employees at AWS, the largest cloud computing provider. The industry is dominated by men. About 23% of Amazon’s top management are women, company data show…
In May, five women, including one who worked for ProServ, filed a lawsuit The company, while accusing it of various forms of racial and gender discrimination, claims to be in denial.