McDonald's Escapes Class Claims In Race Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 1:03 PM EDT) -- McDonald's Corp. on Friday won dismissal of companywide racial discrimination allegations after an Illinois federal judge determined the individual plaintiffs had forfeited such broad claims by failing to include them in their underlying charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

U.S. District Judge Suzanne B. Conlon granted McDonald's motion to dismiss class allegations brought by a trio of the company's corporate employees, who together had accused the fast food chain of systemic discrimination against various minority groups, saying that the plaintiffs' failure to raise their...
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