Sunday Times

McDonald’s acts to protect female staff


McDonald’s Corporatio­n said this week it will require new training and policies to combat harassment, discrimina­tion and violence at its 39,000 restaurant­s worldwide, calling for safer workplaces after it faced lawsuits by some female employees.

The burger chain said restaurant­s, most of which are run by franchisee­s, will be required to meet the new standards from January 2022.

The move is part of its plan to make safer work environmen­ts after it faced several lawsuits accusing it of subjecting female employees at its corporate-owned restaurant­s to widespread sexual harassment.

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