McDonald's Corporation has initiated legal proceedings against the former head of the company, Steve Easterbrook.
McDonald's Corporation has initiated legal proceedings against the former head of the company, Steve Easterbrook. According to CNBC, the reasons were new details of the case from the CEO's official affairs before his dismissal.
McDonald's expects to sue Easterbrook for severance pay, which was paid to him at the time of his termination. The company notes that in light of the new details of the case, the former CEO of the company violates corporate ethics.
McDonald's representatives close to the lawsuit noted that the actions of Easterbrook, who entered into a relationship with an employee, "went against" the company's values to a greater extent than initially thought. The top manager was dismissed in late 2019 following a decision by the company's board of directors.
"This new information makes it clear that he lied and destroyed evidence of inappropriate personal relationships and should not have received contractual compensation. On the orders of the board of directors, the company has filed a claim for recovery of this compensation," commented McDonald.
Earlier it was reported that from 2015 to the end of 2019, the amount of severance pay of Easterbrook, who headed McDonald's from 2015 to the end of 2019, is estimated at at least $17 million.
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