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Black Media Mogul Allen Alleges Advertising Bias in Suing McDonald’s for $10 Billion

McDonald’s Corp. was sued on Thursday for at least $10 billion by two companies owned by media entrepreneur Byron Allen, who accused the fast-food chain of racial discrimination for not advertising enough with Black-owned media outlets. The complaint filed in …

McDonald’s to Require Employee Training to Combat Harassment, Discrimination

McDonald’s Corp said on Wednesday it will require new training and policies to combat harassment, discrimination and violence at its 39,000 restaurants worldwide, calling for safer work places after it faced lawsuits by some female employees. The burger chain said …

McDonald’s Black Franchisees File New Discrimination Lawsuit

McDonald’s Corp. was hit on Thursday with a potentially multi-billion-dollar lawsuit by Black franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for steering them to underperforming stores. The proposed class action led by James and Darrell Byrd, brothers …

McDonald’s Seeks Dismissal of Racial Bias Claims by Black Former Franchise Owners

McDonald’s Corp. on Friday urged a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit by dozens of Black former franchise owners who accused the fast-food giant of racial discrimination for selling them underperforming stores, saying it did not want them to fail …

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 …