Elsa Sallard offered to stand on a stepladder to serve customers over the counter three days into her training program at an El Paso Starbucks; but the company turned down her offer, saying that Sallard would “pose a danger” to other employees and customers, according to the lawsuit.
The settlement is equal to one from 2006, when barista Christina Drake was paid $75,000 after filing a suit backed by the EEOC alleging discrimination for her bi-polar disorder.
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