McDonald’s started probe of fired CEO Easterbrook’s relationship three weeks in the past
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The Chicago-based firm for having a consensual relationship with a feminine worker, a violation of the corporate‘s non-fraternization coverage. Chris Kempczinski, previously McDonald’s U.S. president, is the chain’s new chief government.
Individuals aware of the matter advised the Journal that the corporate‘s normal counsel Jerry Krulewitch knowledgeable McDonald’s board in regards to the matter after an inner investigation. The board employed a legislation agency, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, to evaluate the authorized danger, it reported.
The board concluded that the connection between Easterbrook and the worker was short-term and consensual, based on the newspaper. Nevertheless, it additionally raised questions on his judgment within the board’s view, one individual aware of the matter advised the Journal.
McDonald’s declined to touch upon the report.
Learn extra in regards to the firm’s investigation of Easterbrook right here.
—CNBC’s Kate Rogers contributed to this report.