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Black McDonald’s Workers Settle Race Bias Lawsuit in Florida

June 18, 2021, 3:32 PM

A McDonald’s Corp. restaurant in Florida settled a lawsuit with Black workers who claimed the managers created a hostile work environment and retaliated when they complained through cutting hours, discipline, and assigning work outside of their regular jobs.

The details of the settlement, filed to a federal court on Thursday, weren’t disclosed. Attorneys weren’t immediately reached for comment. Court documents indicate mediation was held on June 14 and June 15.

The lawsuit filed in July 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida suggested that the treatment of the workers wasn’t isolated and reflected a broader ...

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