NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks says an employee in Philadelphia has been fired after reportedly mocking a customer with a stutter.
The coffee chain says the behavior did not reflect the experience customers should have and the employee is no longer with Starbucks.READ MORE: US Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Texas Abortion Law
A customer posted Sunday on Facebook that his friend stuttered when giving his name. He said the barista then made light of it verbally and then spelled the name with extra letters. The friend emailed Starbucks and was offered $5 as an apology, according to the post. Starbucks also said that was not the ideal response.READ MORE: Texas Mother And Son Arrested In Wyoming For Murder In Oklahoma
In May, Starbucks held anti-racial bias training for thousands of U.S. employees after a worker at another Philadelphia store called police on two black men waiting for a friend. The incident was a major embarrassment.MORE NEWS: Southlake Ranks 20th 'Best Small City In America'; Keller & Flower Mound Most Affordable
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