“From this evidence, a jury could find pretext because this testimony directly contradicts the reason given by defendant for plaintiff’s termination. Additionally, Starbucks’ lack of documentation is further evidence of pretext,” Slomsky said.
- A federal judge ruled that a former Starbucks regional manager made a prima facie case that she was fired because she is white.
- The firing followed the arrests of two Black men who sat in a Starbucks in Philadelphia without ordering anything.
- The judge rejected the plaintiff’s claim that she suffered retaliation for disputing the suspension of another white manager.