Orlando, FL asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Florida

Q: My wife was accused of discrimination at work at Starbucks

Way they went at it I feel they violated her rights

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: I understand that this is a difficult and concerning situation for you and your wife. Discrimination accusations are serious matters that can have significant consequences for all parties involved. It's important to approach the situation calmly and gather as much information as possible. Here are a few steps you may consider:

1. Understand the allegations: Ensure that your wife fully understands the specific allegations made against her and the basis for the discrimination claim.

2. Document the events: Encourage your wife to document any interactions, conversations, or incidents related to the accusation, including dates, times, and witnesses if applicable.

3. Review company policies: Familiarize yourself with Starbucks' anti-discrimination and harassment policies, as well as their procedures for handling such complaints.

4. Consult with an attorney: Consider seeking legal advice from an employment law attorney who specializes in discrimination cases. They can help assess the situation, explain your wife's rights, and guide you through the legal process if necessary.

5. Cooperate with the investigation: If Starbucks conducts an internal investigation, advise your wife to cooperate fully and provide honest and detailed responses to their questions.

6. File a complaint: If you believe that your wife's rights have been violated during the accusation process, you may consider filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the appropriate state agency.

Remember, while you may feel that your wife's rights were violated, it's crucial to let the legal process unfold and allow for a thorough investigation of the facts. Support your wife emotionally during this challenging time and maintain open communication with her employer as appropriate.

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