Two class action lawsuits allege McDonald's allowed sexual harassment and hostile working environments for female workers. One lawsuit was filed in Florida against approximately 100 McDonald's corporate-owned restaurants. The other class action was filed in November 2019 in Michigan.
Allegations include sexual assaults, grabbing, and groping by male coworkers and termination of the victims in retaliation for reporting the conduct. Plaintiffs allege McDonald's knew that sexual harassment was creating an illegal hostile work environment yet took insufficient actions to address it. Sheryl Estrada "McDonald's hit with $500M sexual harassment lawsuit" hrdive.com (Apr. 15, 2020).