Starbucks became the subject of media attention recently when one of its employees, Meseret Kumulchew, won her case for dyslexia disability discrimination. Her claim arose from her employer’s failure to make reasonable adjustments for her dyslexia. She also won a claim for victimisation.

After Meseret had been discriminated against after making mistakes due to her reading and writing difficulties she was given lesser duties and told to retrain.  

Starbucks said it was in discussions about providing more workplace support.

Employers have to be very careful to ensure that they do not put themselves in a compromising position which could result in expensive compensation claims being made.

Wurkplace are specialists in HR, Employment Law, H&S and Training.  We have developed a robust cost effective process to undertake with new and existing staff to greatly reduce the risk of this happening to your organisation.  Use our HR quick quote tool.  Alternatively you can call 0330 400 5490 or email hr@wurkplace.co.uk to see how we can assist you.

 

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