A) The company has implemented policies to prevent harassment.
B) The company goes beyond policies, and trains its employees on anti-harassment procedures.
C) The company may have controls in place, but potentially lacks a system for actually managing and responding to alleged incidents of harassment.
D) All of the above.
The answer in this case is D… McD, to be precise.
Last year, McDonald’s underwent a PR and employment relations crisis when workers at 10 of its United States restaurants suddenly walked out and began protesting. The employees, joined by crowds of demonstrators, were drawing attention to harassment they’ve faced on the job. It was the first strike staged against sexual harassment in more than a century.
The statement above, provided by spokesperson Andrea Abate, was included in a BBC report that detailed the conditions employees faced at the company. According to the article, workers who had filed harassment claims “were ignored, mocked, or met with retaliation”—despite fact that McDonald’s had anti-harassment policies in place: