Amazon is famous for being an monopolistic corporation that is, to a great extent, oppressive. To add to the list of allegations on Amazon such as poor treatment of workers and horrible payment conditions, Amazon has now been accused of denying people employment if they turn out positive for weed.
A class-action lawsuit is launched against Amazon by a guy from New York who claimed that when he applied for a job, his hopes were up for getting a job. When he turned up positive for weed, they simply turned him down. He says almost a 100 people will confirm the bias in Amazon’s recruitment process, who have gone through the same treatment as him.
A man from Staten Island named Michael Thomas told TMZ that he was going to get a job at an Amazon warehouse. The job depended upon a drug test, and after his reports indicated that he’d used weed in the past, they told him that they wouldn’t hire him.
Thomas said that under the law in New York, no company can deny employment to cannabis consumers, except for a certain few jobs. Since Thomas didn’t find the job description saying that he’d have to use heavy machinery or lift heavy materials, he feels that the company is liable to be sued.
While a lot of people are going through the same troubles at Amazon, Thomas seeks damages from the company, as well as the discontinuation of this practice.