McDonald’s Looking Into More Cover-Ups Under Former CEO’s Watch

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As part of its ongoing investigation into former CEO Steve Easterbrook’s behavior on the job and whether he was entitled to the severance he received after he resigned last fall, McDonald's  (MCD) - Get Report is now looking into whether he directed the cover-up of additional employee improprieties.

The billions-served fast-food giant fired Easterbrook November after learning of a consensual relationship he had had with an employee. However, in its ongoing investigation, the company received additional information that he had been involved in multiple affairs with workers, according to reports on Wednesday.

Now, the company’s board is working with outside counsel to investigate an allegation that Easterbrook helped conceal other employees’ behavior, according to the reports. It is also examining the company’s human resources department.

The billions-served fast-food giant fired Easterbrook November after learning of a consensual relationship he had had with an employee. However, in its ongoing investigation, the company received additional information that he had been involved in multiple affairs with workers, according to reports on Wednesday.

McDonald's earlier this month announced its intentions to sue Easterbrook to recover severance paid, saying the former CEO lied to the company and destroyed information regarding "inappropriate personal behavior" during its investigation.

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