18 May '11, 4pm

Starbucks Sued For Discrimination of Worker with Dwarfism: Starbucks is being sued by the US Equal Employment Op...

Starbucks Sued For Discrimination of Worker with Dwarfism: Starbucks is being sued by the US Equal Employment Op...

Starbucks is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for denying reasonable accommodations in an El Paso location for a barista with dwarfism. Starbucks has "become a virtual icon of modern American culture, appealing to an incredibly diverse customer base," in the words of Robert A. Canino, regional attorney for the Dallas District Office of the EEOC, so it's all the more disappointing to learn that Starbucks, after hiring an employee with a disability, did not accommodate her needs. Here are the specifics of the suit, which was filed on May 16, according to Disability.gov ; I've highlighted some sections in italics : According to the EEOC’s suit, Elsa Sallard has a physical impairment, dwarfism. She was hired by Starbucks to work in a customer service position July 2009, but was only allowed to train for 3 days before she was fired. The job ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/starbucks-s...

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