Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
McDonald's
Current Parent Company: 
McDonald's
Penalty: 
$490,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
July 12, 2005
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
employment discrimination
Secondary Offense: 
disability discrimination
Violation Description: 

The plaintiff, who charged that he was dismissed from his position as restaurant managers after McDonald's learned he was HIV-positive, was originally awarded $5 million in damages by a state jury. A state appeals court rejected the damage award and ordered a new trial in which, according to the online court docket, the plaintiff was awarded $490,000.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
CV-98-368481
Case Name: 
RUSSELL RICH vs. MCDONALD'S CORPORATION -ET AL
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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