Kansas City McDonald's workers to join nationwide protest on sexual harassment

McDonald's Staff In 10 US Cities Protest Over Workplace Sexual Harassment

McDonald's Staff In 10 US Cities Protest Over Workplace Sexual Harassment

The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund helped pay the fees to take the complaint to the U.S. Equal Employement Opportunity Commission. "I can't tell her to stand up for herself if I'm not willing to stand up for myself". She alleged that a co-worker verbally and physically harassed her, the AP reported. She burst into tears and was saved only when a manager called for the worker.

They're accusing the company of failing to address sexual harassment over the course of decades.

Los Angeles-area McDonald's workers walked off their jobs Tuesday in what was billed as the first nationwide protest against sexual harassment since the #MeToo movement began.

"It is absurd that in response to workers' demands to strengthen sexual harassment and abuse policies, McDonald's has chosen to hire Seyfarth Shaw at Work", Shaunna Thomas, executive director of the women's advocacy group UltraViolet, said in an emailed statement.

"It's sad that we have to walk off the job in order to be treated with respect at McDonald's, but we're not going to stay quiet while the company ignores the harassment we're facing", Harrell said in a statement.

Lawson, who has a 4-year-old daughter, says she makes $9 an hour. "When they have tainted lettuce in 17 states, they don't say, 'Oh, this is only a problem for the franchisee.' They go to work trying to solve the problem across the system". She said she hasn't had any issues at the new location, but without changes from the top level, she is anxious the harassment could happen again. "She couldn't face passing the manager, to have to hold it in all day, that's abusive", said Alvarez.

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"There is a big movement of working-class women brewing". No action was taken against the co-worker. A similar ordinance is being discussed in California. Forty percent of female fast-food workers experience unwanted sexual behavior on the job.

A spokesperson McDonald's Corporation said there is no place for harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Since our founding, we've been committed to a culture that fosters the respectful treatment of everyone.

"We have strong policies, procedures and training in place specifically created to prevent sexual harassment", the company said Tuesday in the statement.

The company also said it was engaging third-party experts Rainn, an anti-sexual violence organisation, and Seyfarth Shaw at Work, an employment law training firm, to "evolve our policies, procedures and training".

We reached out to McDonald's and a rep tells TMZ.

Fight for $15 officials, however, said McDonald's is not doing enough. "I felt like I was outside of my own body, watching what was happening".

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