McDonald’s News

Shareholders Can Sue McDonald’s Ex-Executive in Landmark Ruling

WILMINGTON, Del. —Shareholders can sue McDonald Corp’s former global chief people officer for the damage they claim he caused to the restaurant chain by allegedly allowing a culture of sexual harassment to flourish, according to a groundbreaking legal ruling. The …

Where’s the Beef? McDonald’s, Wendy’s are Sued Over Burger Sizes

NEW YORK —Justin Chimienti thought the Big Mac he bought at McDonald’s and the Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger he bought at Wendy’s would be as big and juicy as advertised. He says they were not, and now he is suing the …

McDonald’s Beats Back Challenge to Settlement With U.S. Labor Agency

McDonald’s Corp. on Friday defeated a union-backed organizing group’s challenge to a settlement with a U.S. labor agency over claims that the company helped franchisees across the country suppress workers’ demonstrations calling for higher wages. The U.S. Court of Appeals …

McDonald’s Workers Reach Settlement Deal Over Harassment

Former McDonald’s workers who alleged rampant sexual harassment at their Michigan restaurant have reached a $1.5 million settlement agreement with the restaurant’s former owner. The American Civil Liberties Union’s Women’s Rights Project, which helped represent the employees, announced the settlement …

McDonald’s Workers Strike to Protest Workplace Harassment

McDonald’s workers in 12 U.S. cities walked off the job Tuesday to protest what they say is an ongoing problem of sexual harassment and violence in the company’s stores. Several hundred workers were expected to participate in Chicago, Houston, Miami, …

McDonald’s to Mandate Anti-Harassment Training Worldwide

McDonald’s will mandate worker training to combat harassment, discrimination and violence in its restaurants worldwide starting next year, the company said Wednesday. The training requirement will impact 2 million workers at 39,000 stores worldwide. “It’s really important that we be …

Black Franchise Owner, Former MLB Player, Sues McDonald’s for Racial Bias

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Black owner of 14 McDonald’s franchises says the company has shown more favorable treatment to white owners and denied him the opportunity to buy restaurants in more affluent communities, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed …

Judge Rules McDonald’s Can Sue Ousted CEO Over Alleged Lies About Affairs

A Delaware judge on Tuesday rejected former McDonald’s Corp Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the fast-food chain seeking to recoup millions of dollars in severance pay because he allegedly covered up improper sexual relationships with …

McDonald’s Hires Diversity Chief Amid Corporate Turmoil

McDonald’s is hiring a new chief diversity officer as it struggles with charges of harassment and racism at all levels of the company. Reginald Miller will become the company’s global chief diversity equity and inclusion officer on Nov. 9. Miller …

Mcdonald’s Urges Dismissal of Black Former Franchisees’ Discrimination Lawsuit

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 …