McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook speaks during a news conference in New York November 17, 2016.
Shannon Stapleton | Reuters
McDonald’s investigation into former CEO Steve Easterbrook’s behavior includes probing allegations of misconduct leveled at the company’s human resources department and whether he covered up other employees’ improprieties, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.
Earlier this month, the global fast-food chain said it was suing Easterbrook for allegedly covering up and lying about his sexual relationships with three employees. McDonald’s fired him without cause in November after he acknowledged a consensual relationship with one employee.