Amazon says workers and applicants fired or barred during marijuana screening are now eligible for employment
Amazon said it has "reinstated the employment eligibility" for former workers or applicants who were fired or deferred during marijuana screenings.
Amazon is further relaxing its screening policies for marijuana, as it ramps up support for federal legislation to legalize the drug.
In a blog post Tuesday, Amazon HR boss Beth Galetti wrote that the company has “reinstated the employment eligibility” for former employees and applicants who were fired or deferred during random or pre-employment marijuana screenings.
“Pre-employment marijuana testing has disproportionately affected communities of color by stalling job placement and, by extension, economic growth, and we believe this inequitable treatment is unacceptable,” Galetti said.