Starbucks unit hit with discrimination suit

LITTLE ROCK Ark. A Starbucks branch in Russellville, Ark. allegedly violated federal anti-discrimination laws by refusing to hire as a barista a man with multiple sclerosis, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in district court here.

Aspokesperson for Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. said Wednesday that the company had not yet been served with the complaint and therefore had no comment or additional information. She added

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