McDonald's Sues Ex-CEO Over Alleged Workplace Affairs

Law360 (August 10, 2020, 10:32 AM EDT) -- Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. sued former Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook in Delaware's Chancery Court for damages or clawed-back compensation Monday alleging that he fraudulently obtained a "without cause" firing and severance deal last year by lying about workplace sexual transgressions.

McDonald's sued its former CEO Steve Easterbrook on Monday, accusing him of fiduciary duty failures and fraud. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) In its two-count suit, the company accused Easterbrook of fiduciary duty failures and fraud in connection with an internal probe in October 2019 into the allegations about his involvement with an employee.

The company agreed to fire the former CEO...

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