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4 Nov 2019

Sacked McDonald’s boss was in ‘position of power over his employee’, says writer Kate Maltby

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The Chief Executive of McDonald’s has been sacked over a relationship with an employee. British-born Steve Easterbook violated the fast-food giant’s company policy by engaging in the relationship – which was described as consensual.

McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with direct or indirect subordinates.

The board said Easterbrook had “demonstrated poor judgment” and named the head of the US division as his replacement.

Joining us to talk about this are Kate Maltby, a feminist campaigner and writer. And Chantal Gautier, a Business Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster.