28 Feb '13, 5pm

Fired Starbucks barista, 65, files age discrimination complaint.

Fired Starbucks barista Margaret Hobson (left) has filed an age discrimination complaint with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. The 65-year-old woman was let go for violating company policy on safety and security when she let a co-worker to go home early, leaving Hobson as the only employee in the store. But she claims "ninety percent of the shift supervisors and managers are in the store alone at one point or another." Hobson says she was replaced by two younger workers in their 20s. Just before being pink-slipped, she says, her manager said to her: "Oh Suzie, you seem to be slowing down. Is this too much for you?" Starbucks says "there is no factual basis to the allegations [the woman] makes.” * Woman takes on Starbucks, citing age discrimination

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