CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, FeganScott, a national law firm dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse and employment litigation announced that it has begun an investigation involving claims that Steve Easterbrook, the former CEO of McDonald’s, allegedly had sexual relationships with employees in the year before his termination, likely violating the company’s policies and creating an unsafe work environment.
The firm launched the investigation after learning of new claims that the 53-year-old CEO sent dozens of nude, partially nude, or sexually explicit photographs and videos of various women, including photographs of company employees, as attachments from his company email to his personal account.
“Employees deserve a safe work environment without the threat of sexual harassment from a CEO trying to exploit a power dynamic,” said Elizabeth Fegan, partner and managing member at FeganScott. “Not only did Easterbrook try to cover up explicit violations of appropriate office conduct, such behavior from an executive team member sets an alarming precedent for what might be tolerated organization wide.”
On August 10, 2020, McDonald’s filed a lawsuit against Easterbrook for lying about and destroying evidence connected to the allegedly inappropriate behavior that ultimately led to a separation agreement between the company and Easterbrook.
“This isn’t just about a dispute between a company and its CEO – the female employees are real people with a right to a voice and protection from a system that permitted its highest officer to act for too long without recrimination,” said Fegan.
Individuals who are interested in learning more about this investigation are urged to send their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FeganScott is a national class action law firm dedicated to helping victims of consumer fraud, sexual abuse, and discrimination. The firm is championed by acclaimed veteran, class action attorneys who have successfully recovered $1 billion for victims nationwide. FeganScott is committed to pursuing successful outcomes with integrity and excellence while holding the responsible parties accountable.