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McDonald's latest firm accused of enabling sexual assault to go unchecked

In a refrain that has become all too familiar, now young women employed by McDonald's have described a toxic work culture within the global organisation of sexual assault, harassment, racism and bullying. The claims have been made by more than 100 current and recent staff at McDonald's UK outlets, where workers as young as 17 have described being groped and harassed as a matter of routine.

Again, a scenario that it is all too familiar involves lowly paid young women facing harassment by senior staff and an employer that has let it happen. For the company to tell the BBC it had 'fallen short' is an understatement of the highest order.

The BBC exposé, which involved investigation over five months, multiple workers reported that it was McDonald's managers who were responsible for the harassment and assaults and that senior managers regularly failed to respond to complaints.

The only good news is that this behaviour has finally received widespread publicity that will force the fast food chain to react.

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