New Class Action Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Alleges Widespread Sexual Harassment

A former employee of a Michigan McDonald’s franchise has filed a class action lawsuit in state court alleging a “culture of sexual harassment” at the company, and seeking $5 million in damages for the purported class members. If the case moves forward as a class action, over four dozen women who have worked at the restaurant in question could join the lawsuit.

McDonald’s recently made headlines when its CEO was fired for reportedly having a consensual relationship with an employee in violation of company policy, but collected a multi-million dollar severance package. Earlier this year, McDonald’s workers across the country protested low pay rates and the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations.

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Complaint, Ries v. McDonald’s USA, LLC, et al., filed, November 12, 2019

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