Three Amazon.com Inc. /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN -0.64% warehouse employees sued the retail giant on Wednesday in New York, alleging working conditions put them and their families at risk of contracting the coronavirus. The suit, reported by Bloomberg, claims unsafe working conditions. One of the plaintiffs, Barbara Chandler, says she contracted the virus in March at Amazon's Staten Island, N.Y., distribution center, where employees "were explicitly or implicitly encouraged to continue attending work and prevented from adequately washing their hands or sanitizing their workstations." Chandler's cousin, whom she lived with, died after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the lawsuit alleges. "We are saddened by the tragic impact COVID-19 has had on communities across the globe, including on some Amazon team members and their family and friends," an Amazon spokesperson told MarketWatch in a statement. "From early March to May 1, we offered our employees unlimited time away from work, and since May 1 we have offered leave for those most vulnerable or who need to care for children or family members. We also invested $4 billion from April to June on COVID-related initiatives, including over $800 million in the first half of this year on safety measures like temperature checks, masks, gloves, enhanced cleaning and sanitization (sic), extended pay and benefits options, testing, and more. This includes two weeks paid leave for any COVID diagnosis or quarantine, and launching a $25 million fund to support our partners and contractors."