McDonald's Shareholder Faults Morgan Lewis for Its Handling of Probe Into Alleged Sexual Harassment by Ex-CEO
The new lawsuit claims the fast-food giant's flaws were not limited to just Steve Easterbrook's alleged misconduct, with the company consciously de-prioritizing racial diversity in recent years and keeping in place an ineffective system of looking into complaints.
McDonald’s is again embroiled in a Court of Chancery case criticizing its handling of sexual harassment claims, this time named in a complaint that also faults Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
The derivative complaint made public Wednesday says Morgan Lewis didn’t perform an adequate investigation into former McDonald’s CEO Stephen Easterbrook’s relationships with employees, causing board members to reach a “grossly uninformed decision” when agreeing to give Easterbrook a hefty severance package in 2019.
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