Ex-Starbucks worker sues, says he was fired for complaining about unsafe conditions
Leu Noga claims he was fired for raising concerns that workers at Starbucks' green-coffee warehouse in Kent, Wash. were overworked and, in at least one case, untrained. In fact, federal inspectors found that untrained workers were operating forklifts, and that aisles were not well marked. Starbucks says it believes Noga's lawsuit "is a meritless case, and we plan to vigorously defend our position." Read "Ex-Starbucks worker sues, alleging whistleblower retaliation"