McDonald's fired CEO for having "consensual" relationships with employee
McDonald’s farewells its CEO. Steve Easterbrook, who has been in charge of the fast food chain for four years since 2015 is fired for having “consensual” relations with an unnamed employee, which is company policy’s violation.
In a news release, McDonald's said Easterbrook was ousted "following the Board's determination that he violated company policy and demonstrated poor judgment involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee."
The company did not reveal any details of what kind of relationships it was.
The former head of U.S. McDonald’s business, 51-year-old Chris Kempczinski will replace Easterbrook on his post.
Easterbrook also stepped down from the board of directors. He sent out an email to employees on Sunday, writing: "This was a mistake. Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on.”
McDonald's said the leadership transition is unrelated to the burger chains' operational and financial performance.
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