McDonald’s News

McDonald’s Has a Trademark Beef With Australia’s Hungry Jack’s ‘Big Jack’

Global fast food giant McDonald’s Corp. has filed a trademark infringement notice in Australia after the local unit of Burger King created a similar product called the “Big Jack,” according to a local newspaper report on Thursday. Australian franchise Hungry …

Lawsuit by Former Black Franchisees Accuses McDonald’s of Racial Discrimination

McDonald’s Corp. is the subject of a lawsuit by more than 50 Black former franchisees in the U.S. who say they were driven out of business after being pushed by the company to set up shop in crime-ridden areas and …

McDonald’s Alleges Ex-CEO Duped Directors, Seeks to Claw Back $37 Million Severance

McDonald’s Corp. told a judge that ex-CEO Steve Easterbrook lied about four alleged sexual relationships with subordinates to dupe directors into letting him leave with stock awards as part of his severance. The fast food company, which is seeking to …

Workers’ Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Seeks Safety Measures, Not Damages

As U.S. businesses reopen, worried workers and their advocates are borrowing a legal strategy commonly used to shut down rowdy topless bars to try and force employers to strengthen protection against further spread of the coronavirus. Workers and their families …

McDonald’s Wins Battle With Labor, Avoids Joint Employer Liability with Franchises

McDonald’s Corp. has won a huge victory in a multiyear legal battle over whether it should share responsibility for alleged labor violations in its franchisees’ restaurants, a case that posed a major threat to the franchise model underlying one of …

Employee Lawsuit Claims McDonald’s Fails to Address Sexual Harassment

Mc Donald’s Corp. was sued on Tuesday by workers in Michigan who accused the fast-food chain of allowing pervasive sexual harassment to flourish at its restaurants nationwide. The proposed class action lawsuit filed in a Michigan state court accused McDonald’s …

Local Officials from Across U.S. Pressure McDonald’s on Workplace Harassment Policies

Scores of local government officials from 31 U.S. states pressured McDonald’s Corp.’s on Thursday to do a better job of protecting workers from groping, obscene comments and other forms of sexual harassment, adding their voices to an employee-led campaign that …

Lawmakers Request McDonald’s Provide Update on Anti-Harassment Policy

Several dozen U.S. Representatives have sent a letter to McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook asking for a progress report on the company’s efforts to combat what workers say is sexual harassment. In a letter dated July 23, Rep. …

EEOC Sues McDonald’s Over Religious Discrimination Against Florida Job Applicant

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued the owner of multiple McDonald’s restaurants in Central Florida for violating federal law for refusing to hire a job applicant who would not shave his beard due to his religious beliefs. …

McDonald’s Workers in Chicago Asking OSHA to Look into Pattern of Violence

Every 36 hours on average, American local news outlets deliver a new report on violence at a McDonald’s. A group of employees in Chicago say workers bear the brunt of such incidents, enough to constitute a pattern of regular on-the-job …