Amazon France is planning to take the case over the shutdown of its distribution centers to the French Supreme Court, the company said in a statement.

A Paris court ruled last month that Amazon had to stop selling anything but essential items while the company reassessed how it was keeping its warehouse employees safe from coronavirus.

The case stemmed from a complaint brought by a French labor union. Amazon had appealed the decision but lost.

After the court ruling, Amazon shut its French distribution centers on April 15, saying the move was due to the complexity of its logistics system and what it called confusing instructions from the court with the risk of hefty fines.

The company yesterday announced the warehouses will remain closed through next Wednesday, but all staff will continue to be paid.