The EEOC filed suit against Del Taco due to sexual harassment complaints from “young female employees.” They claim that at least three male supervisors harassed the young women. The female employees filed complaints and faced retaliation instead of relief.
On September 18, McDonald’s employees in 10 cities will walk out in protest against the working conditions and sexual harassment. This stems from a May, 10, action where women and girls filed EEOC complaints against McDonald’s saying they had been sexually harassed at work. The EEOC has not opted to take up the case against McDonald’s at this point, but that doesn’t mean they won’t. The EEOC tends to take its time before making a decision on which cases to take.
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued a new ruling (open to comment right now) that said they were returning to the 2015 standard of joint employer status. This means that it’s less likely that an employee suing a Del Taco or McDonald’s franchise will be able to access the deep pockets of the corporation, even if they win.
To keep reading, click here: Del Taco and McDonald’s Face Sexual Harassment Claims–Is Fast Food a Haven for Harassers?