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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 …

Employee Class Action Accuses McDonald’s of Climate of ‘Pervasive Sexual Harassment’

McDonald’s Corp. has been hit with a class action lawsuit accusing it of subjecting female employees in its corporate-owned fast-food restaurants in Florida to widespread sexual harassment. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in federal court in Chicago, says the company …

#MeToo Changed Norms, Not the Law: Viewpoint

Last week, the Minnesota Supreme Court heard Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, a sexual harassment case that takes aim at the legal requirement that harassment must be “severe and pervasive.” The case hinges on an assistant program supervisor harassed by a …

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 …

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 …

Employers, Employees Disconnect Over #MeToo Effect

Ask employers how they’re doing on sexual harassment in the workplace and most will say pretty well. Employees have a different take. Nearly 70 percent of leaders “strongly agree” that their workplace “does not tolerate harassment.” Fewer than half of …

#MeToo Brings Positive Changes and Unintended Consequences to Workplaces

Has the workplace changed in the year since New York Times reported the first allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein? At the very least, many powerful men have altered their behavior, according to a new survey from the Society for …

North Dakota Construction Firm to Pay $59K to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

A North Dakota civil construction company operating in Minot will pay $59,000 to settle a sexual harassment and constructive discharge lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s lawsuit alleged Keller Paving and Landscaping Inc. violated …

Louisiana Bill Banning Forced Arbitration in Workplace Harassment Claims Fails

Louisiana lawmakers have jettisoned a measure that would have banned employers from requiring their workers to sign contracts that keep them from filing sexual harassment lawsuits in civil court. The House voted 50-42 against House Bill 578, with most Republicans …

HR Managers Braced for Increase in Sexual Harassment Complaints

Seven in 10 human resource professionals said believe sexual harassment complaints at their workplaces will likely be “higher” or “much higher” in 2018 compared to previous years. An HR Certification Institute poll of more than 200 HR business leaders at …