A Dutch court has ruled against McDonald’s and found that the company was wrong to fire an employee who simply gave a colleague an extra piece cheese on her hamburger. She had paid for a hamburger and McDonald’s viewed the gesture as a violation of company policy against gifts.
The court noted that it might have been a bit more appropriate to simply give the employee a reprimand rather than a termination. Now, the company will pay 4,265.47 euros for lost wages. That’s a lot cheese. In addition, the company will pay court costs.
The question is why the supervisor was not fired. Not only did he or she succeed in losing thousands of dollars over a slice of cheese, but created an international flood of bad press for McDonald’s.
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