McDonald’s Hit With New Sexual Harassment Claims
The #MeToo movement has landed at the nation's largest fast-food chain.
Ten women who work at McDonald's restaurants in nine cities have filed sexual harassment complaints in the past few days with the federal government against the company and its franchisees. The complaints were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The claimants, who include a 15-year-old from St. Louis, said in a conference call that they were ignored, mocked, or terminated for reporting the behavior. The restaurant industry employs half of American women at some point in their life and it has one of the country's largest sexual harassment problems. The legal fees for the women are being covered by the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund.