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McDonald’s Faces Class Action Over ‘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 …

Manager of McDonald’s Franchise in Peru Says Faulty Drinks Machine Caused Deaths

LIMA — The general manager of the company that operates McDonald’s restaurants in Peru told local television that the beverage machine at the restaurant where two employees were fatally electrocuted last weekend had experienced an electrical fault but it was …

In a High-Stakes Labor Showdown, McDonald’s Has Allies in the White House

In a television commercial that’s become part of the lore surrounding Donald Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s Corp., he embraced a purple, lumpy denizen of the fast-food chain’s “McDonaldland” and said, “Together, Grimace, we could own this town.” He was talking …

McDonald’s Workers Sue Over Sexual Harassment, ‘Toxic’ Work Culture

McDonald’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 of …

Boards End Era Of Impunity for ‘Skirt-Chasers,’ McDonald’s Firing Shows

NEW YORK — Directors of U.S. companies are increasingly showing zero tolerance for executives’ sexual relationships with employees, even consensual ones, an attitude shift evident in McDonald’s Corp’s dismissal of CEO Steve Easterbrook this week. Boards of directors in a …

McDonald’s Workers Want OSHA to Investigate 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 …

McDonald’s Revamps Its Harassment Policy

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, says 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 Work Injury Complaints Filed on Hot Grease, Risky Conditions

McDonald’s fries are cooked throughout the day in a mix of vegetable oils heated to more than 335 degrees F. The hamburger grill is covered in hot grease. The cookie ovens get pretty hot, too. No wonder getting burned is …

McDonald’s Appoints Food Safety Chief in China to Win Back Diners

McDonald’s Corp. appointed a China food safety chief and is stepping up unannounced audits of suppliers after an expired meat scandal led it and other restaurant chains to pull products. The newly created position has authority to veto food sourcing …

Russia Conducts Food Safety Checks at McDonald’s

Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country’s food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald’s restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow. Natalya Lukyantseva, an official …