A former McDonald’s franchise manager is entitled to a $17,500 compensation from the fast-food giant. A Brazilian court ruled in favour of the employee. The 32-year-old Brazilian, who’s identity remained undisclosed, complained that he gained 65 pounds (30 kilograms) during his 12 year collaboration with McDonald’s.
The applicants arguments where that he was forced to eat McDonald’s sample food day by day in order to test the food quality and ensure himself that his restaurant meets the standards. The Brazilian motivated that McDonald’s used ‘mystery customers’ in order to get reports of the served food, offered services and overall hygiene of the restaurant.
The 32-year-old upped the ante when claiming that McDonald’s offers free lunches to employees, a fact which only contributed to his 65 pounds weight gain. The sentence was filled on Tuesday by judge Joao Ghisleni Filho in Porto Alegre. However, the fast-food giant has the option to appeal the ruling.
McDonald’s did reply with a statement, claiming:
“The chain offers a large variety of options and balanced menus to cater (to) the daily dietary needs of its employees.”
This is one more image blow for the fast-food giant, after a recent PCRM anti-McDonald’s commercial directly accused the company for causing High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and Obesity problems to its clients.
News from: Associated Press