McDonald’s sues ousted CEO, alleging worker relationships

Chicago, August 10

McDonald’s says it’s suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted final 12 months over an inappropriate relationship with an worker, alleging Monday that he coated up relationships with different workers and destroyed proof.

McDonald’s fired Easterbrook final November after he acknowledged exchanging movies and textual content messages with an worker.

Easterbrook informed the corporate that there have been no different related cases.

Based on what the corporate knew on the time, McDonald’s board authorized a separation settlement “without cause” that allowed Easterbrook to maintain round USD 40 million in stock-based advantages plus 26 weeks of pay, amounting to compensation of about USD 670,000.

McDonald’s says in a lawsuit that it has since develop into conscious of sexual relationships between Easterbrook and three different workers previous to his termination.

The firm mentioned Monday that Easterbrook eliminated proof of these relationships from his mobile phone, stopping investigators from studying about them previous to his firing.

In a lawsuit filed in Delaware, McDonald’s mentioned it will not have terminated Easterbrook with out trigger if it had recognized of the extra relationships.

McDonald’s is now making an attempt to dam Easterbrook from exercising his inventory choices and mentioned it’s going to search compensatory damages. — AP

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