You are here: Home » International » News » Companies
$4 bn in hours: Zoom CEO's wealth soars as revenue jumps 355% in Q2
AstraZeneca begins coronavirus vaccine phase 3 clinical trials in US
Business Standard

McDonald's faces discrimination suit by 52 black former franchisees

The 52 franchisees are seeking as much as $5 million in damages for each of the more than 200 stores that they operated

Topics
McDonald’s | Lawsuits | Racism

Malathi Nayak | Bloomberg 



Mcdonald's
McDonald’s said in July that it would step up efforts to fight systemic racism by addressing any hiring biases, increasing the diversity of its leadership and doing more to attract diverse franchisees

McDonald’s is the subject of a lawsuit by more than 50 Black former franchisees in the US, who say they were driven out of business after being pushed by the company to set up shop in crime-ridden areas and denied financial help extended to white franchisees. The Black franchisees were steered to inner-city and urban areas with low-volume sales and high security and insurance costs, and were refused favourable franchise terms because McDonald’s unfairly graded their performance, according to a copy of a complaint filed Tuesday in Chicago federal court. The complaint couldn’t immediately be verified in court records.

TO READ THE FULL STORY, SUBSCRIBE NOW NOW AT JUST RS 249 A MONTH.

SUBSCRIBE TO INSIGHTS

What you get on Business Standard Premium?

  • icon Unlock 30+ premium stories daily hand-picked by our editors, across devices on browser and app.
  • icon Full access to our intuitive epaper - clip, save, share articles from any device; newspaper archives from 2006.
  • icon Curated newsletters on markets, personal finance, policy & politics, start-ups, technology, and more.
  • icon Pick your 5 favourite companies, get a daily email with all news updates on them.
  • icon 26 years of website archives.
  • icon Preferential invites to Business Standard events.

OR


Subscribe to Business Standard Premium

Exclusive Stories, Curated Newsletters, 26 years of Archives, E-paper, and more!

Insightful news, sharp views, newsletters, e-paper, and more! Unlock incisive commentary only on Business Standard.

Download the Business Standard App for latest Business News and Market News .

First Published: Wed, September 02 2020. 01:52 IST

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

.