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McDonald’s Franchise Sued Over Connecticut Covid-19 Rehiring Law

Oct. 6, 2021, 7:58 PM

Three former fast-food workers filed a complaint accusing a McDonald’s Corp. franchise of violating a Connecticut state law requiring companies to call back workers who were laid off for pandemic-related reasons before hiring new ones.

The workers alleged they were let go from longtime jobs at a McDonald’s in a rest-stop plaza in October 2020 and were later replaced. The suit, filed in Connecticut Superior Court Wednesday, is believed to be the first case brought under Connecticut’s pandemic rehiring law, which took effect in July, said the plaintiffs’ attorney, Nicole Rothgeb.

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