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Fired Black, Hispanic Fast-Food Workers
Allege McDonald’s Shares Liability for Bias

Jan. 22, 2015, 5:00 AM

Ten black and Hispanic fast-food workers fired or constructively discharged from three McDonald’s restaurants in Virginia Jan. 22 sued in a federal district court, alleging McDonald’s Corp. shares liability with the local restaurant franchisee for race discrimination and sexual harassment under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (42 U.S.C. § 1981) (Betts v. McDonald’s Corp., W.D. Va., 15-2, complaint filed 1/22/14).

The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia comes as McDonald’s is facing increased scrutiny in its role ...