June 15th, 2023
Devin McRae recently appeared on NBC Now in a segment entitled, “Ex-Starbucks manager awarded $25.6 million in wrongful firing suit,” which examined the legal victory of an ex-Starbucks manager who alleged that she was unfairly punished for the arrest of two black men at a Starbucks store and fired because she is white. A federal New Jersey jury recently found in favor of the ex-regional manager, Shannon Phillips, and awarded her $600,000 in compensatory damages along with $25 million in punitive damages.
In the interview, Devin explains that the individuals who were disciplined for the arrests at the Philadelphia Starbucks weren’t actually tied to the conflict, other than being associated with that store location. Following Shannon Phillips’ win, her lawyer said she will be seeking back pay compensation and attorney fees.