Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McDonald's
Current Parent Company: 
McDonald's
Penalty: 
$6,111,312
Year: 
2007
Date: 
November 15, 2007
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Secondary Offense: 
sexual harassment
Violation Description: 

The case resulted from a situation in which a McDonald's worker was strip-searched by a supervisor and molested in response to a prank phone call from someone pretending to be a police officer investigating a theft. The verdict, which included $1.1 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, was upheld by a state appeals court in ruling No. 2008-CA-000024-MR.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Bullitt County (Kentucky) Circuit Court
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
04-CI-00769
Case Name: 
Louise Ogborn v. McDonald's Corporation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
verdict
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry of Parent: 
restaurants
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Parent company note: 
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