McDonald’s News

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 …

25 New Sexual Harassment Complaints Brought Against McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corp. was accused on Tuesday in 25 new lawsuits and regulatory charges of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up. The cases announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the labor group …

Facing Complaints, McDonald’s Outlines New Anti-Harassment Policy

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, said it’s training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims. In a letter responding to an inquiry from U.S. Senator Tammy …

McDonald’s Workers in Several Cities Rally Against Sex Harassment

McDonald’s workers staged protests in several cities Tuesday in what organizers billed as the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. In Chicago, one of the targeted cities, several dozen protesters rallied in front of McDonald’s …

Chicago Man Sues McDonald’s Arguing ‘Value Meal’ Is No Deal

A suburban Chicago man is suing McDonald’s restaurants in two Illinois counties, arguing cheeseburger “Extra Value Meals” are actually more expensive than when the items are purchased separately. James Gertie of Des Plaines tells The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that …

McDonald’s to Pay $56.5K to Settle Federal Discrimination Case in Missouri

McDonald’s will pay a $56,500 settlement after a southeast Missouri restaurant manager refused to interview a deaf job applicant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement with McDonald’s Corp. and McDonald’s Restaurants. A message seeking comment from the …

Suit: Mcdonald’s Toilet Paper Dispenser Damaged New Mexico Woman’s Eye

A northern New Mexico woman is suing a Santa Fe McDonald’s franchise after she said a toilet paper dispenser fell off a bathroom stall door and slammed into her face. The lawsuit filed last week in Santa Fe District Court …

‘Coffee Burns’ Lead to Fraud Charges Against California McDonald’s Customer

Selena Edwards, 38, of Victorville, Calif., was arrested and faces 21 felony counts of insurance and workers’ compensation fraud associated with an alleged fraudulent claim against McDonald’s for second-degree burns to her hand from spilled coffee The charges also include …