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Posted On: June 5, 2010 by Peter M. LaSorsa

Starbucks Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed By Teenager

Coffee giant Starbucks settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a teenager who claims she was subjected to sexual harassment by an older manager. The settlement comes less than a month before the sexual harassment trial. The settlement amount is unknown at this time as the parties signed a confidentiality agreement as part of the settlement which is common. The lawsuit alleged Kati Moore who was sixteen at the time she was working at Starbucks was sexually harassed by her manager and he attempted to have sex with her. Moore complained about the sexual harassment but Starbucks did not stop the harassment.

Moore's case was featured on the television investigative series "20/20" as part of an investigation into the sexual harassment of teens in the workplace. In seems to be a more common occurance in the workplace where young vulnerable female workers are under the control of poorly trained male managers.

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