Amelia Lucas, CNBC, November 06, 2019

11-6-19 CNBC

McDonald’s is garnering praise after deciding to fire its chief executive for having a relationship with an employee.

But the decision is reigniting scrutiny of the company’s handling of sexual harassment incidents that involve restaurant workers.

The Chicago-based company announced on Sunday that its board ousted CEO Steve Easterbrook for having a consensual relationship with an employee, a violation of the company’s non-fraternization policy.

“These days, what we find is boards are more worried about reputational risk, and they’re taking more action and acting more promptly,” said Davia Temin, the CEO of management consultancy Temin and Company. […read more]