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McDonald’s Revamps Its Harassment Policy as Criticism Mounts

May 20, 2019, 8:35 PM

McDonald’s Corp., in the face of criticism for its handling of harassment complaints, said it’s training workers to deal with the issue and is starting a hotline for victims.

In a letter responding to an inquiry from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook said the company is committed “to ensuring a harassment and bias-free workplace.”

In the past three years, McDonald’s workers backed by advocacy groups have filed more than a dozen sexual harassment complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging misconduct including groping, inappropriate comments from supervisors and retaliation for speaking up. The National ...