McDonald’s Facing Multiple Complaints of Sexual Harassment


McDonald’s Facing Multiple Complaints of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment can occur at any place of employment – be it a small family-owned business or a big, multi-national company. It can happen at a private firm or a government agency. One thing is for certain — there are laws that protect victims of sexual harassment and it is not something that an employee has to tolerate.

Take McDonald’s for example. As recently reported, over the last month, 15 separate complaints have been filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against McDonald’s, alleging sexual harassment. The sexual harassment ranged from inappropriate physical touching (e.g. groping) to lewd comments to offers of cash in exchange for sexual favors, often by managers.  McDonald’s employees alleged that not only were they sexually harassed at work, but their complaints to management about the sexual harassment were ignored and were not properly – if at all – dealt with by McDonald’s management. In some cases, employees who complained about sexual harassment then experienced retaliation. Unfortunately, many employees don’t realize that retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment is also prohibited, in the same way as the sexual harassment itself is prohibited.

If you believe you or someone you know is the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, or if you feel that you have been retaliated against for complaining to your employer about sexual harassment, please contact our office at 312-357-1431 for a free consultation.


Attorney Jeffrey Friedman, P.C.

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Jeffrey Friedman P.C.Mr. Friedman received his undergraduate degree (economics) from the University of Chicago in 1984, and his juris doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987. Mr. Friedman practiced with two Chicago law firms prior to forming Friedman & Holman in 1993. In 2002, Mr. Friedman formed the Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. Mr. Friedman is a member of the board of managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois, and before the general and trial bars of the Northern District of Illinois, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Friedman has served as an arbitrator with the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration program, and has also served as an instructor at Roosevelt College.

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