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.
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