A ruling last week could open the doors for businesses like McDonald’s to be held liable for the unlawful employment actions of its individual franchises.
Monday marked an important step in a landmark labor case that could bring greater corporate accountability and worker protections, as a federal agency moved to consider whether McDonald’s should be held responsible for what employees call poor working conditions.
The federal civil rights lawsuit could be an important step in holding corporate owners liable for actions of their franchise owners.
The fast-food chain may have been sincere in its attempt to help its low-wage workers budget, by creating a financial planning guide that suggests monthly spending on a variety of expenses. But the company is blind to the realities.