On Monday, Florida McDonald’s workers announced they had filed a $500 million class-action lawsuit against McDonald’s, alleging the fast-food giant has a “systemic sexual harassment problem.”
Jamelia Fairley and Ashley Reddick are the named plaintiffs in the suit, which was filed on behalf of the 5,000 women who worked at the 100 corporate-run McDonald’s locations in Florida since 2016.
Fairley and Reddick were coworkers at a McDonald’s location in Florida, where they say that women faced physical assaults, groping, and sexually-charged comments on the job.
Reddick said she dealt with sexual comments from a male coworker, who said things such as “I didn’t know you had boobs like that.” The coworker allegedly would rub his groin against Reddick and showed her a picture of his private parts on his phone without her consent. Reddick also said she faced harassment from customers.