McDonald’s aspires to be a “progressive burger company” — but it’s FAILED to address the allegation of sexual harassment from employees in its stores.
Groping. Lewd comments. Propositions for sex. And when workers have reported inappropriate behavior, management has too often done nothing—or, even worse, fired or otherwise retaliated against them.
We stand in solidarity with workers striking nationwide on September 18, declaring:
It’s time to enforce the company’s policy prohibiting sexual harassment.
It’s time to conduct mandatory trainings for managers and employees on sexual harassment.
It’s time to listen to workers and advocate groups to make sure NO McDonald’s worker experiences sexual harassment on the job moving forward.
Workers will demand:
- McDonald’s strengthen and enforce its zero-tolerance policy against sexual harassment;
- McDonald’s hold mandatory trainings for managers and employees and create a safe and effective system for receiving and responding to complaints;
- The formation of a committee that includes McDonald’s workers; McDonald’s corporate and franchisee representatives; representatives of leading national women’s rights groups like the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, the National Women’s Law Center and Equal Rights Advocates; to address sexual harassment issues at the company. This committee would chart a path forward to make sure nobody who works for McDonald’s faces sexual harassment as part of the job.