After an internal investigation, it was found that Stephen Easterbrook apparently had such relationships with three other workers.
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Stephen Easterbrook, former CEO of MC Donalds was sued by the fast food chain. The brand states that the manager should not receive compensation after being fired for having sex with a subordinate.
The former McDonald’s president was fired last November after admitting he had a friendly relationship with an employee. This meant that it was against the company’s internal guidelines.
An internal investigation found that Easterbrook apparently had such relationships with three other female employees. According to representatives of the Hamburger franchise, the manager lied about his misconduct and hid evidence, for which reason he should not have received any compensation.
After the firing, the fast food chain had to pay the businessman a severance payment of $ 675,000.
However, the McDonald’s investigation found that the executive had been sexually linked to three other workers and approved a special package of restricted interventions valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars for one of them after their encounter.
Faced with this situation, the franchise company sued Easterbrook in the Delaware Chancery Court with the aim of reclaiming the compensation. In addition, the restaurant has taken measures to prevent the businessman from selling stocks.