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McDonald’s sued for racial discrimination

On Behalf of | Jan 17, 2020 | Racial Discrimination At Work

Florida residents might be interested to learn that two black female executives with McDonald’s Corporation have filed a lawsuit against the company for racial discrimination. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Chicago on Jan. 7.

The women allege that they endured a toxic workplace culture in which they suffered pervasive discrimination based on race. They allege that they were subjected to an environment filled with derogatory comments, threats, and obstacles to prevent black people from advancing. Both women were demoted from vice president jobs to senior director positions in July 2018 during what the women termed was a purge of black people.

At the time that the women were demoted, the former CEO was completing an internal restructuring of the corporation. He was fired from his position in November 2019 because of a relationship he reportedly had with an unnamed employee. The women are both on leave from McDonald’s. The company is disputing the allegations and states that all of its field vice presidents and 45% of its corporate officers are people of color.

Racial discrimination in the workplace is illegal under state and federal law. People who believe that they have been the victims of racial discrimination might want to seek Boca Raton, Florida, workplace racial discrimination assistance. The lawyers might review what occurred and offer honest assessments of the merits of the claims. They might help their clients to file discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that are fully supported with evidence. If the EEOC gives their clients leave to sue, the attorneys might then file civil lawsuits on their clients’ behalf.

Source: Black Enterprise, “Two black women executives are suing McDonald’s for racial discrimination“, Selena Hill, Jan. 8, 2020