McDonald’s Accused of Ignoring Harassment Claims

October 5, 2016

The Golden Arches finds itself in legal trouble once more

McDonald’s franchisees are being hit with a slew of sexual harassment claims in a suit brought by union-backed group Fight for $15 (the organization behind many minimum wage protests). On Wednesday, the organization announced it had filed complaints on behalf of 15 McDonald’s workers in the United States, accusing the chain of ignoring rampant sexual harassment.

In complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), workers accuse both McDonald’s corporate and its franchisees of not doing enough to protect them when they spoke up about the harassment. In some cases,