Starbucks Memphis employees who were fired must return.

Starbucks Memphis employees who were fired must return.


Starbucks was ordered by a US judge to restore seven Tennessee employees who claim their dismissal was motivated by pro-union activism.

It is a win for labor regulators who sued Starbucks over the firings on the grounds that preserving the jobs was essential to preventing more labor infractions.

Starbucks denies taking revenge. It declared that it would challenge the judgment.

Regulators had provided sufficient evidence, according to judge Sheryl Lipman, to imply that labor law infractions had taken place.

She claimed that while the claims went through the lengthy legal process, reinstatement was "fair and proper." 

In February, Starbucks fired seven employees in Memphis.  Since then, organizers for the union Starbucks Workers United have claimed that Starbucks has fired

 more than 75 pro-union employees across the nation as part of a larger crackdown designed to put an end to their campaign. After looking into the incident, the federal labor watchdog

the National Labor Relations Board, filed a lawsuit against Starbucks for the Memphis terminations in May. the employees were fired for violating corporate policies

which included letting customers in after closure. It was claimed that in one instance, the workers had permitted journalists to enter the cafe for a television interview concerning the union initiative. 

The business declared its intention to challenge Judge Lipman's ruling, which might prevent any rehiring.