Man Says Starbucks Discriminated Against Him Because He Has Half An Arm

Claire Gordon
Eli Pierre Starbucks interview discrimination ADA
Eli Pierre Starbucks interview discrimination ADA

Eli Pierre has over a decade of experience in the food industry, and a rave recommendation from his last employer. So he was surprised when his interviewer for a position at a California Starbucks told him he'd be unable to work there. Now he's suing for disability discrimination.

The 25-year-old was born with half of a left arm. But this hasn't hindered Pierre (pictured at left) in service jobs, he says. "I've been employed for 11 years," he told a San Diego TV station. "I am fully capable of running circles around most people who have two hands in the service industry."