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As far as the food industry is concerned, there are not many brands more well known than McDonald’s. Unfortunately for the fast food giant, a group of former workers from Virginia are suing the company for racial discrimination.

Nine of the 10 plaintiffs are African-American and the other is Hispanic. All of them believe they were wrongfully terminated and replaced with primarily white workers.

In addition to discrimination, the plaintiffs also claim that women who worked at the restaurant were sexually harassed, which included being groped.

In most cases similar to this one, it is the franchisee that is sued when a question of discrimination comes to the forefront. With this one, however, the plaintiffs feel that McDonald’s should be held responsible. The lawsuit adds:

“In order to maximize its profit, McDonald’s Corporate has control over nearly every aspect of its restaurants’ operations. Though nominally independent, franchised McDonald’s restaurants are predominantly controlled by McDonald’s.”

The lawsuit can be viewed here.

Have you been a Victim of Race/Color Discrimination?

The law strictly forbids race/color discrimination in any aspect of employment, including: hiring, firing, job responsibilities, pay, layoff, promotions, benefits, and training. It is against the law to harass an applicant or employee because of their race or skin color.

Where you denied a  job opportunity because of your race? Are you being discriminated against because of the color of your skin? These are serious situations that should be dealt with accordingly. Contact a Virginia Employment Law Attorney to discuss your legal rights immediately 877-544-5323.