On Friday, U.S. District Judge Diane Gujarati ruled there was "reasonable cause" to believe the e-commerce giant committed an unfair labor practice by firing Bryson.
She issued a cease-and-desist order directing the Seattle-based company to not retaliate against employees involved in workplace activism.
But Gujarati denied the agency’s request to reinstate Bryson. She determined that the NLRB did not present evidence that Bryson's termination is having a considerable effect on organizing efforts by employees or the Amazon
Bryson was also fired in April 2020, during early days of COVID -19
Amazon did its own investigation into the dispute and cited a violation of the company's vulgar-language policy for terminating Bryson. The company denies the firing was connected to organizing activities.
Shortly after Bryson was fired, he filed a complaint with the NLRB and the court was on action mode