Now #MeToo Protests At Chicago McDonald’s

McDonald’s workers in Chicago launched a #MeToo protest against the chain.

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McDonald's workers in Chicago launched a #MeToo protest against the chain.

Marching in the city streets on May 23 with protest signs after several women filed sexual harassment charges against the company, the employees demanded safer workplaces.

Today these very brave workers are speaking out and coming together to demand that McDonalds be held accountable to enforce its zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment  
Adriana Alvarez, McDonald’s Employee

Two national advocacy groups are working together and helping file sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. Protesters demanded McDonalds be held accountable for enforcing its zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment.

The workers alleged groping, propositions for sex, indecent exposure and lewd comments by supervisors. According to their complaints, when the women reported the harassment, they were ignored or mocked, and in some cases suffered retaliation.

The charges that we are filing include allegations detailing sexual explicit language, sexually harassing behavior. Some charges include allegations about our clients being touched inappropriately. Often our charges include allegations that despite being given notice of this conduct employers did nothing to address the situation.
Amy Biegelsen, Attorney 

This is not the first time McDonalds has been accused of sexual harassment. In 2016, 15 individuals across USA filed a series of complaints against the restaurant brand, many of which remain pending.

(With inputs from AP)

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