Amazon will stop testing job seekers for marijuana.
The company, the second-largest private employer in the U.S. behind Walmart, is making the change as more states legalize cannabis or introduce laws banning employers from testing for it.
In March, a New York man sued Amazon, saying the company rescinded his job offer because he tested positive for marijuana even though the city banned employers from testing job applicants in 2020.
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Amazon said it will still test workers for other drugs and conduct “impairment checks” on the job.