McDonald’s has scores of franchises in North Carolina. However, a recent lawsuit alleges that the company does not treat all of its franchisees the same. McDonald’s is now the defendant in a racial discrimination lawsuit claiming that its Black franchisees face discrimination in their dealings with the company.
The lawsuit’s allegations
Black franchisees allege that they have been sent on an “economic suicide mission” by the company. The plaintiffs claim that they are steered toward low-income neighborhoods where they cannot be as profitable as they otherwise would. At the same time, their costs of operating the franchise are higher. The lawsuit presents evidence that Black franchise owners have lower same-store sales on average than white owners. Nonetheless, the lawsuit says that the company makes money on dealing with Black franchise operators while the operators themselves suffer.
McDonald’s is being sued for many workplace violations
This is not the only lawsuit that McDonald’s is facing. Three Black employees in Florida recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the company for its employment practices. In addition, the company is being sued for failing to protect female employees from harassment and sexual assault on the job. The company is digging out from many alleged questionable business practices under its former CEO, who was recently forced out from his job.
The law protects you from discriminatory conduct and harassment on the job. If you have been subjected to racial discrimination or any other kind of conduct prohibited by law, you may be able to file a lawsuit. You may want to contact a workplace discrimination attorney to learn more about your legal rights and how you can file this lawsuit in court to seek the compensation that you deserve.