Starbucks Sued For Discrimination by Deaf Former Employee

October 21, 2015

She claims the company refused to provide her a sign language interpreter for staff meetings.

Another day, another lawsuit for Starbucks: The coffee goliath is now being sued by a former barista who says the company discriminated against her for being deaf, reports Consumerist. The Arizona woman, who worked for Starbucks from 2007 to 2014, says over the years she repeatedly asked “for reasonable accommodations, such as sign language interpreters for staff meetings, training, and other important work events, and was denied in most instances.”

The Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into federal law in 1990, dictates that employers must…