McDonald's to start anti-harassment training for 850,000 employees

Posted at 5:40 AM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 08:40:37-04

McDonald's Corp. said it will institute anti-harassment training for 850,000 of its employees around the country, including Arizona, in October.

The Chicago company said 95 percent of its franchisees and restaurant general managers have already completed the training, which will now be undertaken by rank-and-file workers.

McDonald's said the training will include harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention, mitigating workplace violence and unconscious bias, bullying identification, and understanding bystander scenarios.

"There is a deeply important conversation around safe and respectful workplaces in communities throughout the U.S. and around the world. Together with our franchisees, we have a responsibility to take action on this issue and are committed to promoting positive change," said Chris Kempczinski, president of McDonald's USA, in a statement.

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