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McDonald's widens probe into conduct; HR department investigated in alleged cover-up by ex-CEO

Aug 27, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

McDonald's said Tuesday that it is not only investigating ousted CEO Steve Easterbrook's sexual relationships with subordinates but also allegations against its human resources department and whether Easterbrook covered up improprieties by other employees.

The Chicago-based fast-food giant has retained additional outside counsel to investigate the allegations that came to light in July, when board Chairman Rick Hernandez received a tip regarding Easterbrook and the HR department broadly, c...