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Starbucks must pay a further €2.5 million in racism case

Starbucks was ordered to pay an additional $2.7 million in lost wages and tax damages to a former regional manager who previously paid more than $25 million in a race discrimination case (March 23, 2019). Millions of euros) had been granted.

Shannon Phillips, 52, said she and other white employees were unfairly punished after the high-profile 2018 arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia store.

In June, he was awarded $600,000 in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages after a New Jersey jury found race was a factor in Phillips’ firing, in violation of laws. federal and state anti-discrimination laws.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a US District Judge has now ordered Starbucks to pay Ms Phillips an additional $2.73 million in past and future income and profits, as well as compensation for tax disadvantages resulting from the lump sum , according to court documents.

The company refused to pay any amount, insisting Ms Philipps had failed to show she could not have earned as much or more in the future.

In April 2018, a Philadelphia store manager called police about two black men sitting in the cafe without ordering anything. Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were later released without charge.

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