McDonald’s Black Female Executives Advance Some Race Bias Claims

June 28, 2021, 4:29 PM

McDonald’s USA LLC and McDonald’s Corp. must face claims by two Black female executives who say they were demoted from vice president positions because of their race and that the companies generally discriminate against Black employees, franchisees, and customers, the Northern District of Illinois ruled.

Victoria Guster-Hines and Domineca Neal can pursue their allegations under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that franchiser McDonald’s USA and parent company McDonald’s Corp. had a policy of firing and demoting Black employees to a degree that was disproportionate to their representation in the companies’ executive ranks as well as claims that ...

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