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McDonald’s Faces Another Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

For the fourth time in less than a year, former and current McDonald’s employees have filed a complaint accusing the fast food giant of racial discrimination.

The civil rights suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois – Rock Island, accuses managers at a local McDonald’s of subjecting Black workers to racially derogatory terms and disparate treatment that resulted in them receiving harsher discipline, and fewer hours, than their white colleagues.

Also on Tuesday, an earlier complaint filed in July by Black employees of a Lakeland, Florida McDonald’s was amended after two of the workers were fired – dismissals they said were retaliation for speaking up about their abusive work environment.

Read the source article at USA TODAY

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