McDonald’s was just sued, yet again, by Black employees who accuse the nation’s largest fast-food chain of racial discrimination. Black people from all levels of the McDonald’s team, from cashiers to franchise-owners to high-level executives, have hit McDonald’s with at least four lawsuits this year. They claim McDonald’s created a hostile work environment or treated them unfairly because they were Black (via Business Insider). In the latest lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, October 13, three employees at a McDonald’s in Rock Island, Illinois, say the restaurant’s general manager belittled them because of their race and reduced their hours. The lawsuit claims the manager fired one of the employees, Stephanie Stevens, right after she confronted the manager for speaking to another employee in a “discriminatory and demeaning manner.”

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