McDonald's in Discrimination Row*



Case Code : CLHR028
Publication date : 2009
Subject : HROB
Industry : -
Length : 03 Pages
Price : Rs. 100

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Management, equal opportunity, diversity, discrimination, non-discrimination policy, civil rights, law, McDonald, Chicken McNuggets


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In July 2006, the world's largest fast food restaurant chain, McDonald's, which claims to be an equal opportunity employer, was at the receiving end of a discrimination lawsuit along with the management company that runs the McDonald's outlet in Dearborn and an unnamed manager. Two Muslim women claimed that they had been denied employment at McDonald Dearborn outlet as they sported a hijab.


On July 24, 2008, two Muslim women filed a lawsuit against the world's largest fast food restaurant chain, McDonald's, its management company at Dearborn, Michigan, USA, and one of its managers, alleging that they had been discriminated against during their job interviews because they were wearing the hijab. In the lawsuit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court, Michigan, the women claimed that the discrimination had been going on for years and demanded US$10 million as compensation.

The two women Toi Whitfield (Whitfield) of Detroit, and Quiana Pugh (Pugh) of Dearborn alleged that the manager had told them that they would not be considered for employment unless they removed their hijab.

According to the women, Pugh had approached McDonald's for an interview in July 2008, while Whitfield had her interview in November 2006...

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