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Deaf customers sue Starbucks, say they're mocked

www.usatoday.com Published: July 17, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Some Starbucks workers in the city were so rude to deaf customers they mocked them and called the police to try to get them kicked out, a lawsuit says, according to USA Today.



The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and an order from the court to stop discriminatory behavior for what's described as multiple occasions of abuse over the past year.

The suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan last week on behalf of 12 people, says one Starbucks employee laughed hysterically at a plaintiff's speech while others objected to a monthly meeting of a group of deaf people named Deaf Chat Coffee and called police.

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