Two McDonald’s workers in Florida are filing a $500 million class action lawsuit against the company, claiming a “systemic sexual harassment problem” at company-owned stores.
In the complaint, current McDonald’s employee Jamelia Fairley and former employee Ashley Reddick say they were repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment and physical assaults at a McDonald’s in Sanford, Florida.
They are seeking $100,000 each for 5,000 women who have worked at 100 company-owned stores in Florida since 2016.
McDonald's says it is committed to ending discrimination and harassment in its stores.
Last fall it introduced a training program for all 850,000 employees at its 14,000 U.S. restaurants. But the plaintiffs say McDonald's isn't ensuring that franchisees provide the training.