Starbucks Settles Over Racial Discrimination Allegations

Starbucks recently made an agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) following an investigation of allegations of racial discrimination, according to this CNBC article. According to the claims, the main complaint was that Starbucks did not promote employees with equity between the years 2007 and 2011. Starbucks has claimed that its internal data does not show evidence that these allegations are true.

According to the article, Starbucks was investigated by the law firm Covington & Burling. The same firm did a workup on racial equity following an incident in which two black men were profiled in a Philadelphia Starbucks in 2019. The details of the agreement between the coffee giant and the EEOC are not clear due to legalities.

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