Bloomberg Law
March 15, 2021, 3:09 PM

Amazon Hit With Class Suit by Job Seeker Over Marijuana Testing

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian
Reporter Inc.'s policy of screening potential new hires for marijuana violates a recent New York City law generally banning such practices except for certain nonexempt positions, a failed applicant at the company’s Staten Island warehouse charges in a class lawsuit.

Michael Thomas says he applied for a sortation associate position at the fulfillment center Nov. 10 and was offered the job following the interview contingent on passing pre-employment drug screening. Amazon told him Dec. 27 that he wouldn’t be hired after all because he tested positive for marijuana, Thomas says.

But the job description doesn’t state that sortation associates operate ...

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