The ongoing harassment of a Westport Starbucks employee — including use of the “n-word” and stalking, by an apparently unstable woman — has reached corporate headquarters in Seattle.
A company spokesperson contacted “06880” this afternoon. He said the woman is no longer allowed in Starbucks stores, in Westport and neighboring towns.
Starbucks has been trying to reach the employee, the spokesperson said.
Local leadership has made multiple attempts to speak with DayShawn, to update him on actions the company has taken to ensure the safety and protection of employees, and ensure he’s felt support from leaders throughout the investigative process.
The spokesperson added:
“None of our partners should feel harassed while in our stores. We take these matters seriously.
“Our stores are a place of community, where everyone is welcome, provided they contribute to a positive environment and an enjoyable experience. We are aware of the social media post, have thoroughly investigated the matter alongside local law enforcement, and have taken appropriate action to ensure the safety of our partners – which includes the formal restriction of the customer from our stores in the area.”