CBS News reported that Starbucks must pay a white ex-manager $25.6 million for racial discrimination.
After a 2018 Starbucks incident in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, former manager Shannon Phillips was dismissed.
According to BBC, a federal jury in New Jersey awarded Ms. Phillips $600,000 in compensatory damages.
$25m in punitive damages for Starbucks' violation of her federal civil rights and a New Jersey law banning race discrimination.
After the arrest of two Black men at the Philadelphia office in April 2018, Ms Phillips, a 13-year employee, was fired.
One of two black males waiting in the shop was denied restroom usage since he did not buy anything.
Rashon Nelson & Donte Robinson claimed they were waiting for a business meeting at the shop. Staff summoned the police to handcuff & remove the two males.
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