How do I start the process to sue Starbucks if I was a customer who experienced discrimination from an employee on video.
2 attorney answers
These companies never learn. A few more details needed.
I am an Attorney licensed in California and New York, and regularly handle legal matters of this sort. I work statewide, meaning your location in each state where I’m licensed doesn’t stop me from representing you. If you hire me, only then would an Attorney-Client relationship be formed. The answer provided here is based on the limited facts you have submitted. Actual documents, expanded facts, and local law knowledge are all necessary to provide a comprehensive and specific answer to your question(s). The opinion offered here is general information only and no client-attorney relationship is created by this response.
You should hire an attorney with knowledge of discrimination and harassment laws to make sure your claim or lawsuit is properly filed.
People often confuse the meaning of discrimination. You should make sure the conduct will meet the legal standard of discrimination. The employee and manager's conduct must be based on and connected to your race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, primary language, citizenship, immigration status, disability, mental or physical, sex, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, or marital status. Being rude or demeaning is not discrimination.
If you cannot find an attorney to take your case, you can still file a claim against the business establishment under the Unruh Civil Rights Act. This is the link to follow to file on your own: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/complaint-process/file-a-complaint/.
Without an attorney, the main downside is your might not state all the necessary facts for the government agency to investigate the case. I hope that answers your question.