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Starbucks employee who intervened during store robbery sues after firing: 'Human right' to self-defense


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Starbucks employee who intervened during store robbery sues after firing: 'Human right' to self-defense

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A former Starbucks employee is taking legal action against the coffee chain for wrongful termination after he was fired following a robbery at the St. Louis store where he worked. 

Michael Harris, the former barista, took action during that robbery back in December. His attorney, Ryan Krupp, said his client acted in self-defense when the robbers entered the store with what appeared to be real guns and pistol-whipped him in the back of the head. 

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One of Harris' co-workers noticed that portion of the weapon broke off, and he concluded that the gun was a fake. That was when the employees decided to fight back against the thieves. 

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"You have the human right to defend yourself from being attacked," Krupp said. "In Missouri, we have a stand-your-ground law, and that would supersede any corporate policy. No corporation should have the ability to put a policy in place that overrides your human rights."

This is reprehensible

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