Em­ploy­ees sue for Mac at­tacks

Mercury (Hobart) - - TALKING POINT -

A GROUP of em­ploy­ees from 13 McDon­ald’s restau­rants in Chicago is su­ing the com­pany, say­ing its drive for prof­its puts work­ers at “daily risk” of phys­i­cal at­tack by dan­ger­ous cus­tomers.

The work­ers say McDon­ald’s has failed to pro­tect them from a “city­wide and na­tion­wide” pat­tern of vi­o­lence.

They cite sev­eral ex­am­ples, in­clud­ing an in­ci­dent in which a cus­tomer beat an em­ployee with a sign.

The suit al­leges that by chang­ing phys­i­cal bar­ri­ers at check-out coun­ters, the com­pany has made it eas­ier for cus­tomers to at­tack work­ers.

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