Thousands of McDonald’s employees have spoken out against a culture of unchecked sexual harassment. It’s a problem across the nation, including in Nebraska.
We filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge on behalf of a former McDonald’s employee at a Norfolk restaurant who experienced sexual comments, touching, and even a sexual proposition from a supervisor.
The work is in partnership with ACLU National, the Fight for $15 movement, and the law firms of Altshuler Berzon LLP and Outten & Golden LLP in a national effort to hold McDonald’s accountable for the sexual harassment that pervades restaurants across the country.
Sexual harassment is a civil rights issue. We have a constitutional right to safe working environments, free of sexual harassment and gender-based violence. It has been over 30 years since a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court declared that “without question,” a supervisor’s unwanted sexual advances at work are a form of unlawful sex discrimination.
The case is currently pending with the EEOC office in St. Louis.
We’ll keep working to put an end to sexual harassment in our workplaces and everywhere.