McDonald's signs legal agreement to better protect UK staff from sexual harassment

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McDonald's has signed a ineligible statement with the equality watchdog amid concerns implicit however it has handled intersexual harassment complaints made by UK staff.

A national representing immoderate employees had claimed successful 2019 that much than 1000 complaints had been logged.

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) had alleged a "toxic culture" astatine UK sites successful the aftermath of wildcat strikes that deed restaurants successful respective US cities successful 2018 connected the aforesaid issue.

The legally binding statement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commits the radical to a fig of measures to amended support workers successful the UK.

They see communicating a "zero tolerance" attack to intersexual harassment, to supply anti-harassment grooming and to amended policies to amended respond to complaints.

Alistair Macrow, main enforcement of McDonald's successful the UK stressed that harassment and maltreatment "have nary spot successful our nine oregon astatine McDonald's".

He responded: "As 1 of the UK's starring employers, the information and wellbeing of our radical is our implicit priority.

"It is hugely important to maine that everyone successful our organisation feels safe, respected and included astatine each times - this is halfway to the values of our business.

"We already person a beardown way grounds successful this country and I present invited the accidental to enactment with the EHRC to further fortify this."

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The radical had committed, successful 2021, to anti-harassment grooming for its planetary workforce aft it emerged that astatine slightest 50 employees worldwide had filed charges against the concatenation implicit the erstwhile 5 years.

Ian Hodson, nationalist president of the BFAWU, said: "It's shameful that 1 of the richest corporations connected the satellite doesn't instrumentality intersexual harassment earnestly until we rise it.

"I wage tribute to each our members who person spoken retired connected this contented and promote McDonald's to enactment with america successful ending intersexual harassment."

EHRC chairwoman Baroness Kishwer Falkner said: "We are pleased that McDonald's has signed this statement to awesome their intent to marque their restaurants harmless places to work.

"The improvements they enactment successful spot tin acceptable an illustration for others to follow, whether successful the hospitality manufacture oregon elsewhere."

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