The fast food giant McDonald’s will create a unit to investigate cases of sexual or racist harassment and assault in its establishments in the United Kingdomfollowing complaints from a hundred employees published by the BBC.
McDonald’s UK & Ireland Managing Director, Alistair Macrowexplained that said unit could refer reported cases to specialized investigators.
“The accusations that we have heard this week are shocking, personally and professionally,” said Macrow, who reiterated “his deepest apologies” for the “clear failures” in the management and prevention of these attacks. “Any serious violation of our code of conduct will be dealt with severe measures, including dismissal,” he warned.
The BBC revealed on Tuesday that more than a hundred McDonald’s employees in the United Kingdom claimed to have been the victim of sexual or racist assault or harassment, in a new case that adds to a growing list of such scandals in the British business world.
The fast food giant had already been the subject of accusations four years ago, when the BFAWU union denounced that more than 1,000 female employees had been victims of sexual harassment and mistreatment in their workplace.