McDonald's to sue former CEO for lying about sexual relationships with employees
Steve Easterbrook was dismissed from service in November 2019
Fast-food giant McDonald's has said that it will sue its former CEO Steve Easterbrook for lying about allegedly inappropriate sexual relationships with employees, according to media reports.
According to reports, Easterbrook was dismissed from service in November 2019 over his "poor judgment" in engaging in a consensual relationship with a member of staff in violation of company policy.
McDonald's has reporetdly said that it subsequently learned that Easterbrook lied "and destroyed information regarding inappropriate personal behavior" and relationships with three other employees. According to the company, he also provided stock worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to one of the employees.
The fast-food company now wants to recover compensation and severance benefits paid to the executive under the terms of his departure last year.
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