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McDonald’s sues former CEO Steve Easterbrook
McDonald’s sues former CEO Steve Easterbrook
Credit: McDonald's

McDonald’s is suing its former CEO, Steve Easterbrook, for allegedly lying during the company’s internal probe into his behaviour. The company requires Easterbrook to return about $40 million paid to him as his exit package.

The board terminated Easterbrook in November for having a consensual relationship with an employee, but the company now alleges that the former CEO had sexual relationships with three employees in the year before his ouster.

According to the complaint, "The investigation confirmed that the alleged relationship had occurred and revealed that it had been a non-physical, consensual relationship involving texting and video calls."