Jessica Goodfellow
Nov 4, 2019

McDonald's CEO fired over employee relationship

Steve Easterbrook, who had been chief executive since 2015, will be replaced by McDonald's USA president Chris Kempczinski.

Steve Easterbrook in 2018 (Getty Images)

The McDonald's board has ousted chief executive Steve Easterbrook for violating company policy over a recent relationship with an employee.

The company's board voted on Friday 1 Nov to terminate Easterbrook's position, determining that while the relationship was consensual the exec had  demonstrated poor judgment, McDonald's said in a news release.

McDonald’s policy prohibits managers from becoming romantically involved with an employee.

The board...

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