McDonald's revamps its harassment policy as criticism mounts

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, said it’s training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims. In a letter responding to an inquiry from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook said the company is committed “to ensuring a harassment and bias-free workplace.” In the past three years, McDonald’s workers backed by advocacy groups have filed more than a dozen sexual harassment complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging misconduct including groping, inappropriate comments from supervisors and retaliation for speaking up. The National Organization for Women and the National Women’s Law Center have alleged that workers at McDonald’s stores “face rampant sexual harassment.” “We have enhanced our policy so that it more clearly informs employees of their rights, more clearly defines sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation, and provides examples of what unacceptable behavior looks like,” Easterbrook said in the letter, which was viewed by Bloomberg News. Duckworth, a Democrat, is the junior senator from McDonald’s home state of Illinois. The company started working with anti-abuse organization RAINN last year to get recommendations on how to prevent misconduct, according to the letter. As part of its updated policy, McDonald’s is offering a third-party hotline and training on harassment and discrimination. Easterbrook said 90... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-21 15:09:47 UTC ]
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