The Short End Of The Stick: Starbucks Sued For Possible Discrimination Against A Former Midget Employee

- By Bossip Staff

Just because she short don’t mean she can’t make a mean macchiato latte!

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Starbucks for firing a dwarf who asked for a stool to perform her job as a barista at an El Paso, Texas shop.

An EEOC statement said the lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in El Paso. It alleges that Starbucks fired Elsa Sallard after three days of training because it deemed she’d pose a danger to customers and coworkers. The EEOC contends Starbucks’ actions violated the Americans With Disabilities Act.

The agency also seeks lost wages and compensatory damages for Sallard and a court order that Starbucks adopt policies to correct and prevent disability discrimination.

Starbucks said in a statement that their policies provide for equal employment opportunities and strictly prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability.

So it took them 3 days to determine that “she’d pose a danger to customers and co-workers”?? Why the hell did they hire her anyway?!?! Sounds like ol’ girl might come up on a small fourtune…*bada bing!*


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  • msthing

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  • 7lady

    They had a little person on MT the other day…she was beautiful. Yall better leave short people alone..they need love and money too.

  • noble

    Little person, grab that stool and sit down. That’s why nobody wants to hire yall (or the disabled) because they’re afraid if they don’t do everything concerning you just right, they’ll get hit with a lawsuit. Life’s tough out here for everybody. Sit.

  • Red Girl

    “Midget”? Do you realize that is a degrading term? How ignorant to say that in the title, like to trying to get a cheap laugh, wow!

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  • JayJay Growlings

    they are vertically challenged peoploe thats all!!!

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