Wednesday, May 18, 2011

U.S. Sues Starbucks for Firing Dwarf

I guess you have to be a grande or a venti to work at Starbucks!

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AUSTIN - The U.S. government is suing Starbucks, saying the coffee company fired a barista in El Paso, Texas because she is a dwarf.
When the employee asked for a stool or small stepladder to perform her job, Starbucks denied the request and fired her that same day, claiming that she could be a danger to customers and workers, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The commission, which filed the lawsuit Monday, said that Starbucks violated federal law by denying a reasonable accommodation to the employee, who was hired in July 2009 and was fired after three days of training.

Maybe the till was a little short?

H/T Closet Conservative


  1. Mrs. CrankipantsMay 19, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    I sense trouble brewing. They put her through the daily grind for three days, THEN they decided that they weren't going to accommodate her request for a stepladder? She definitely has sufficient grounds for legal action.

    As always, you mocha good graphic!

  2. Ah, Mrs.C: A veritable litany of puns! There was certainly opportunity for "short" jokes, too, though no others quite measured up to standards for inclusion in the post!

    "you mocha good graphic!"

    Thanks! I chai harder!


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