$1-million lawsuit filed against Starbucks

Will employers be seeing more of these claims?
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/05/2015

Recalling the well-known 2012 case of Boucher v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp. — in which an employee was initially awarded $1 million in punitive damages, later dropped to $100,000 — Starbucks Canada is facing a similar hurdle.

Former barista Shannon Mishimagi’s lawyer filed a statement of claim against her former supervisor, Gurjaspreet Jolly, and the coffee chain looking for general and special damages in the amount of $1 million and punitive and exemplary damages for an unspecified amount.