CNBC claims that Locke was dismissed after Queens Starbucks workers decided to unionise.
Now, New York City is suing the corporation for Locke's unlawful termination and for breaching Fair Workweek regulations that prohibit dismissing without "just cause."
Starbucks aims to "fight against the alleged infringement" of the Fair Workweek legislation
Starbucks cited Locke's "false accusation of workplace violence" as another basis for his termination.
One of Locke's coworkers stated they "heard the shift supervisor confess to touching Locke,"
Starbucks has a history of unlawful firings and intimidation of union members, and this is simply another example.