CHICAGO — A former Chicago-area district manager is suing Starbucks, alleging disability discrimination, violation of Workers' Compensation acts and wrongful termination.
Tonanzin Villalobos filed a complaint on May 17 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Starbucks alleging the coffee giant refused to provide proper accommodation for a chronic disease to the plaintiff during her employment from 1996 to 2015.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges she was denied accommodations to address her Crohn's disease during her employment. The plaintiff holds Starbucks responsible because it allegedly discriminated against the plaintiff and wrongfully terminated her employment in September 2015 due to her disease.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Donald J. Angelini Jr. of Angelini & Ori LLC in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois case number 1:17-cv-03714