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· Executives sue McDonald’s, allege racial discrimination
· Two McDonald’s executives allege racial discrimination
Executives sue McDonald’s, allege racial discrimination
By Lauren Theisen, New York Daily News
Jan 07, 2020
A pair of black McDonald’s executives say they faced a hostile environment at the fast-food chain and received demotions as a result of discrimination, according to a lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court on Tuesday.
Vicki Guster-Hines and Domineca Neal are senior directors working for McDonald’s in Dallas, and they say that they and other black executives have been consistently passed over for promotions, helping lead to a drop in top-ranking African-Americans at the company from 42 to 7 since 2014. (The company also reduced the total number of officer-level positions over the past five years as part of a larger restructuring.)
McDonald’s has struggled over the past few months to shift away from what the Wall Street Journal called a “party culture,” which caught public attention when former CEO Steve Easterbrook was fired in November for acknowledging a consensual relationship with a company staffer. The lawsuit — which names Easterbrook, his successor Chris Kempczinski, and a U.S. regional president named Charlie Strong — says that the discrimination at the company intensified in 2015, after Easterbrook joined and hired Kempczinski.
During a meeting last year, the lawsuit says...
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Two McDonald’s executives allege racial discrimination
By Ken Martin, FOXBusiness
Jan 8, 2019
McDonald’s Corp. is being sued by two African-American executives alleging racial discrimination and civil rights abuses.
The suit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Illinois.
Vicki Guster-Hines and Domineca Neal are seeking a monetary settlement following demotions that they say were the result of discrimination and an allegedly hostile climate for black executives and franchisees, according to a legal filing.
McDonald's new chief executive, Chris Kempczinski, has been working to address concerns about the chain's workplace culture.
Former CEO Steve Easterbrook was fired in November after disclosing a consensual relationship with an unnamed McDonald’s employee.
The suit alleges that over the years McDonald's engaged in...