A New Jersey federal judge has ordered Starbucks to pay a former employee who was awarded $25.6 million in a wrongful termination suit an extra $2.7 million in damages.
Shannon Phillips, a former regional director for the chain, sued the coffee giant in 2019, claiming that she was fired for being white.
On Wednesday, Judge Joel Slomsky ordered Starbucks to pay Phillips $2,736,755 in back pay, front pay and tax gross, court documents show.
In this April 15, 2018, file photo, protestors demonstrate outside a Starbucks in Philadelphia.
Police arrested two black men who were waiting inside the Starbucks which prompted an apology from the company's CEO.
The ruling comes after a Camden jury ordered the coffee giant to pay Phillips $25.6 million in settlement money, including punitive and compensatory damages, following a trial in June.
The arrests sparked nationwide protests and prompted Starbucks to close some of its stores for a day for racial bias training. »