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Suit Filed Against McDonald’s Former CEO for lying about sexual relationships with staff

Lawstreet Journal 12 Aug 2020 10:13pm

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Mr. Easterbrook, a UK citizen who grew up in Watford, Hertfordshire, led McDonald's from March 2015 to November 2019, after previously leading its UK operations. He was widely credited with revitalizing the firm's menus, remodeling stores, and using better ingredients. The value of its shares more than doubled during his tenure in the US.

McDonald fired Mr. Easterbrook last year after finding he had a consensual relationship with an employee. Eight months had passed since McDonald’s fired its chief executive, Steve Easterbrook, for sexting with a subordinate. Mr. Easterbrook had apologized and walked away with tens of millions in compensation, and the fast-food chain had moved on under a new chief executive.

Last month, a McDonald’s employee made a fresh allegation: Mr. Easterbrook had a sexual relationship with another subordinate while he was running the company. McDonald's after this allegation has taken new legal action against former chief executive Steve Easterbrook, accusing him of lying about sexual relationships with staff.

The company said it was not aware of the photographs before July 2020, despite conducting an earlier investigation of his behavior in the fall.

In legal documents filed Monday morning, McDonald's said that an internal investigation found other relationships and evidence that Easterbrook lied and destroyed records to conceal his behavior.

“The investigation confirmed that the alleged relationship had occurred and revealed that it had been a non-physical, consensual relationship involving texting and video calls," according to the complaint, which added that the relationship lasted a few weeks.

A new investigation was done after the July… Continue Reading...

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