McDonald's is one of the most popular restaurants in the United States, but the well-known chain is currently facing allegations of inappropriate behavior in several of its restaurant locations. The company is currently facing 25 charges related to the occurrence of sexual harassment reported by workers. These charges involve incidents that took place in corporate offices and locations in 20 different cities across the United States.
California workers have the right to a workplace that is free from inappropriate treatment, including sexual harassment. Like the McDonald's workers who reported wrongdoing in their place of work, each person has the right to speak up when they experience mistreatment at the hands of co-workers, managers and others. No one has to endure this type of treatment in silence.
In this specific situation, employees state they experienced various types of sexual harassment while at work. Workers as young as 16 complained of things that included groping, propositioning, indecent exposure, lewd comments and more. Workers who experience this type of treatment often feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next, but there are ways they can hold liable parties accountable and ensure that others do not experience the same treatment in the future.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is always inexcusable. California workers who are victims may want to seek legal counsel regarding the specific legal options available to them. A civil claim against the employer and other parties may be an appropriate course of action, and it is possible the claimant has a rightful claim to restitution for emotional trauma and other damages.