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Black McDonald’s Workers Sue Florida Restaurant Over Bias (2)

July 17, 2020, 3:23 PMUpdated: July 17, 2020, 5:25 PM

A McDonald’s Corp. restaurant in Florida created a hostile work environment for Black workers and retaliated when they complained through cutting hours, discipline, and assigning grunt work outside of their regular jobs, a federal lawsuit alleges.

The treatment of Black workers at the McDonald’s restaurant in Lakeland, Fla., isn’t isolated and reflects a broader culture at McDonald’s, according to the complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The workers said in the lawsuit that when they complained to corporate leaders, the regional management teams said because the manager “runs a very profitable store,...

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