McDonald’s wins praise for firing its CEO but reignites scrutiny over worker complaints


Steve Easterbrook, CEO McDonald, poses with Ronald McDonald.

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McDonald’s is garnering praise after deciding to fire its chief executive for having a relationship with an employee.

But the decision is reigniting scrutiny of the company’s handling of sexual harassment incidents that involve restaurant workers.

The Chicago-based company announced on Sunday that its board ousted CEO Steve Easterbrook for having a consensual relationship with an employee, a violation of the company’s non-fraternization policy.

“I think the board is acting decisively, showing leadership and setting an example to local franchise owners that the knives are out, and this kind of behavior is not going to be…


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