Starbucks Settles Disability Discrimination Case

Law360, New York (June 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. has agreed to settle charges that it discriminated against a barista because of her psychiatric disability in a deal under which the coffeehouse chain will train managers on disability discrimination and update the government on similar discrimination complaints.

Under the settlement, which was approved Tuesday by Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Starbucks will pay the employee $75,000 and donate another $10,000 to the Disability Rights Legal Center, which provides legal representation for low-income people...
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