Meret Kumulchew won an discrimination case against Starbucks when she was wrongly accused of falsifying documents. She worked in the Starbucks in Clampon Junction, London and had to take the temperatures of the water and fridges but did this wrong due to her dyslexia. The court case took place mid-December.  


I choose this article because I can not only relate with the fact that I also have dyslexia and so can understand the frustration you can experience from having the disability. Also this I feel like this article could create a lot of different opinions and maybe personal experiences to be emphasised with the victim. 


For this article the official and primary  evidence came from the BBC when they interviewed Ms Kumulchew about her incident and then write an article based of this interview. It’s official because it has come straight from the victim and the court room meaning it is a reliable piece of evidence. 

The unofficial source is from a blog post based on the BBC article expressing their personal opinions and how they believe its wrong that discrimination cases like this still happens. An unofficial source is when a post has used an official source to find all the needed knowledge for them to write their article. Such as twitter or a blog post. 


We use official and unofficial pieces so we can have evidence to use from the official piece and to get an idea of what happened. Unofficial is used so we can see what effective it has and what people have to say about it, such as twitter is a huge platform to discover unofficial sources.  


The pros to relating to the subject matter of discrimination towards learning disability’s is because a huge amount of people can understand of relate to the victim and story because they may have a disability or know someone who does meaning everyone can understand to some extent what it can do. Plus people become more aware of the effective it can do to a person and also the fact that people do still unfortunately still experience discrimination.

But there are some cons, some people can use this to their advantage too much. Such as they may have everything but then because of the discrimination issue they may try to get more than they really need which could turn the situation around in a bad way.


Primary source is first hand source, such as an interview with a victim and the journalist which would then be future use of an official source. Secondary source would be the finding a primary source and base the secondary of the primary source.

Primary: Clive Coleman, (2016), Starbucks employee wins dyslexia discrimination case, available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35521061 , (20th September 2016)

Secondary: Katie Marie, (2016), Dyslexia: Recognition, available at: https://katiemarie21.wordpress.com/2016/02/09/mental-health-dyslexia-awareness/, 20th September 2016

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