Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Starbuck in Hot Water?

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged Starbucks Coffee Company with violating federal law by denying a reasonable accommodation to a barista with dwarfism and then firing her because of her disability. The employee had asked to use a stool or small stepladder to perform her job and Starbucks refused. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to employees’ and applicants’ disabilities as long as this does not pose an undue hardship.

Here's a great excuse to skip that latte. Jennifer

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