This reminds me of the plot line of Apple’s new The Morning Show series a little bit.
There’s some pretty punchy quotes in this story -
Tanya Harrell, a McDonald’s worker in New Orleans who has helped lead the campaign for a $15 minimum wage, said workers had filed dozens of complaints with McDonald’s demanding that the company take action to address sexual harassment. McDonald’s has ignored the demands, Ms. Harrell said, including requests to sit down with workers to discuss the issue.
“With the firing of Steve Easterbrook, we now know why,” she said. “It’s clear McDonald’s culture is rotten from top to bottom. McDonald’s needs to sit down with worker-survivors and put them at the center of any solution.”
It’s 2019 and the time of the “me too” movement so this was very predictable. This won’t be good for McDonalds shareholders in the short term but I think it’s good to see consequences for this type of behaviour and it’ll increase board’s focus on making sure this sort of thing doesn’t keep happening because of the impact on the company.
This won’t go down well either, especially in the current political climate -