Starbucks could be in some deep trouble.
After President Trump’s 90-day travel ban against seven Middle Eastern countries was widely criticized by the left, the popular coffee stop put out a statement saying they wanted to combat the president’s executive order by hiring 10,000 refugees.
Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz, who wrote he had a “heavy heart” over U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration order, said the company plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years around the world.
Starbucks is in direct contact with employees affected by the immigration ban and will do “everything possible to support and help them to navigate through this confusing period,” Schultz said in a letter to employees posted on the coffee chain’s website.
While that might fly in other countries, American law will not tolerate such discrimination against United States citizens.
According to the EEOC:
Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to retaliate against a person because he or she complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
Good luck, Starbucks.
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