McDonald's workers protest sexual harassment policy
Posted:Oct 06 2016 06:08PM EDT
Updated:Oct 06 2016 08:38PM EDT
Mcdonald's workers protest sexual harassment policy
The group that usually protests McDonald's to increase wages to $15 an hour now wants McDonald's to enforce its policy against sexual harassment.
In fact, the group sites a Hart research study that says 40% of women in the fast food industry have experienced unwanted sexual behaviors on the job.
Cycei Mona worked in Flint and filed a lawsuit against McDonald's for sexual harassment, one of 15 similar lawsuits recently filed across the country. "Basically I was sexually harassed at work every day from the day I started until the day I stopped," said Mona.
Rev. W.J. Rideout, organized McDonald's protest Thursday which saw 40-50 people show up.
Now in a statement to Fox2 McDonald's says:
"There is no place for harassment and discrimination of any kind in McDonald's restaurants or in any workplace. We take any concerns seriously and are reviewing the allegations."
But until Reverend Rideout sees some movement at the corporate level on its harassment policy, the protests will continue he says, but peacefully.