How We Treat One Another

Consistent with Starbucks Global Human Rights Statement, Starbucks promotes equal opportunity in its hiring practices, makes recruiting decisions based solely on job-related criteria and does not use forced labor.  

When employing partners under the age of 18, managers must comply with all Starbucks-established or legally required limitations on minimum hiring age, and on hours and tasks performed by these partners to ensure any work performed does not hamper the partner's education, health, safety, and mental or physical development.


All partners are entitled to work in an environment that is free of harassment, bullying and discrimination. Harassment, bullying and discrimination take many forms, including: 
  • Unwelcome remarks, gestures or physical contact
  • The display or circulation of offensive, derogatory or sexually explicit pictures or other materials, including by email and on the Internet 
  • Offensive or derogatory jokes or comments (explicit or by innuendo) 
  • Verbal or physical abuse or threats

Anti-Harassment Standard

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Starbucks actively creates and promotes an environment that is inclusive of all people and their unique abilities, strengths and differences, and promotes diversity as a strategic and competitive business advantage for the company.

We respect diversity in each other, our customers and suppliers and all others with whom we interact.

We respect diversity in each other, our customers and suppliers and all other with whom we interact. Our goal is to be one of the most inclusive companies globally, working toward full equity, inclusion and accessibility for those whose lives we touch.

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Wages and Hour Rules

We are committed to following all applicable wage and hour laws and regulations.


To help insure that all work performed for Starbucks is compensated correctly, partners compensated on the basis of hours worked must report and record time accurately in accordance with established local procedure.