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USA: Starbucks has to pay $75K for firing dwarf barmaid

This text was excerpted from: Starbucks pays $75K in suit filed by woman with dwarfism, Aaron Bracamontes, El Paso Times, 2011

The Starbucks Coffee Company has paid $75,000 to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to settle a lawsuit for unlawfully denying a reasonable accommodation to a woman with dwarfism, according to a press release.

The lawsuit was filed by the commission on behalf of Elsa Sallard, who claimed she was fired from her job as a barista because she is a dwarf and Starbucks denied her doing the job on a stool or stepladder.

Commission officials said that the settlement not only compensates Sallard, but is an agreement that Starbucks will provide training in compliance with Americans With Disabilities Act.

Starbucks pays $75K in suit filed by woman with dwarfismAaron BracamontesEl Paso Times08/19/2011
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