Complaints filed against McDonald’s over workplace safety issues

Complaints have been filed in troves against the world’s largest fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s over unsafe working conditions and low minimum pay, the Chicago Business Journal reported on March 16.

In hopes of compelling the fast food giant to increase their minimum pay and improve workplace safety, 28 complaints from 19 different cities in the U.S. were filed against McDonald’s since the start of this month. The complaints were organized by a campaign called Fight for $15, which was coordinated by the Service Employees International Union.

Among the complaints filed was a case in which an insufficiently trained worker was burned after working with grease. Another worker stated that a slippery floor caused her to fall and burn her arm on a hot surface, causing burn injuries.

Last year, a survey revealed that four in five workers in fast food restaurants received burns while on the job. If you have been injured while performing your duties in Des Moines, a lawyer at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., might be able to help you file for workers’ compensation. Call us at 877-327-2600 to learn more about how to make a claim.


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