An owner of three McDonald franchises is fined $340,000 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for not stopping sexual harassment of it’s female employees within the company. Female employees were sexually harassed by the general manager and another employee and the management of McDonald’s knew it and did not stop it. The company has to hire an management employee that will train all employees in sexual harassment and promote civility among the employees. There is even a fund for workers that were harassed and have not came forward as yet.
- Sexual harassment of any type is federally prohibited in the workplace
- A settlement was awarded in this case for $340,000 to be disbursed to potentially more than eight women for misconduct
- Detailed and annual training on how to avoid being a perpetrator of sexual harassment has now been implemented
“Although management was aware of the harassment, no action was taken to prevent it from continuing.”