Ten workers of Mcdonald’s fast food franchise in the UNITED states have filed complaints for sexual harassment against the company.
The workers, one of whom is 15 years old, support, to groping, propositions, indecent exposure, and vulgar comments.
McDonald’s said it takes such allegations “very seriously” and that its franchise should do the same.
Similar molestation claims have been filed against Mcdonald’s two years ago.
The latest complaints, which were filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, were brought forward in favour of workers from the countryside to the group Fight for $15.
It is said that the workers – with their headquarters in the city such as Miami, Los Angeles and Detroit – were ignored or laughed at when they reported cases of sexual harassment to their manager.
Some also claimed to have met with retaliation, including being fired, The Fight for $15, he said. ‘Supervisory authorities did nothing’
In an example, Breauna Tomorrow, a 15-year-old case in St Louis, said that he was “repeatedly harassed” by a co-worker who uses graphic sexual language”.
However, when he reported the incident his “supervisory authority did nothing”.
“I know I’m not the only one and it is for this that I’m talking about, in a way that others don’t have to deal with the harassment I’ve experienced,” mrs. Morrow said.
In another incident, an employee said that she had reported that a co-worker in New Orleans had taken to try his.
However, instead of acting, his handlers scoff at her and said “he’s probably giving the worker ‘sex appeal'”.
The complaints name McDonald’s franchise and the company itself. However, the company sees its affiliates as independent contractors.
A Mcdonald’s spokesman said: “There is no place for harassment or discrimination of any kind in our workplace.
“Mcdonald’s Corporation allegations of sexual harassment very seriously and are confident that our independent dealers that own and manage about 90% of our 14,000 US restaurants will do the same.”Loans hotline
In 2016, Mcdonald’s has promised a review after similar accusations of harassment have been brought.
However, a spokesman for the company declined to say whether the review has led to any changes of policies to address such harassment, according to the press agency AP,
The Fight for $15, which has urged Mcdonald’s to set a $15 minimum wage, says it now plans to “challenge the widespread sexual harassment” against the Mcdonald’s workers across the UNITED states.
The group has set up a hotline and encouraged other workers to contact them to have their complaints examined by the lawyers.
It is receiving support from the Time Legal Defense Fund, which was set up to help victims of sexual abuse in the wake of Harvey Weinstein scandal.