Tuesday, May 17, 2011

EEOC Files Suit Against Starbucks Alleging Disability Discrimination Related to Dwarfism

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a lawsuit against a Starbucks in El Paso, Texas after a former employer with dwarfism was terminated shortly after requesting an accommodation to be able to help fix drinks and serve customers with a stool or stepladder and after only 3 days on the job. According to the EEOC's complaint, Starbucks stated that the former employee could "pose a danger to customers and employees."

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