1. Shareholders Call out Starbucks for 'Unequal' Family Leave Policy that they say Hurts Low-Income and LGBTQ Workers

    Shareholders Call out Starbucks for 'Unequal' Family Leave Policy that they say Hurts Low-Income and LGBTQ Workers

    Shareholders are calling for Starbucks to change its family leave policy.

    On Monday, a group of shareholders led by Zevin Asset Management filed a resolution to express concern with the company's "unequal paid parental leave policy."

    While Starbucks' corporate offices have extensive maternity and paternity leave policies, these policies do not include in-store workers...

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    1. We offer a more robust benefits package than any other retail company.
    2. The huge gap between HQ and in-store workers at Starbucks can hurt morale at a firm that prides itself on equal treatment and social responsibility. Reserving paternal and adoptive parent leave for a chosen few in the company also opens Starbucks to potential discrimination claims. That's why investors are getting involved.
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