McDonald's must pay because employee gained 65 poundsOctober 28 2010 at 6:11 PM
A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald's must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds while working there for a dozen years.
The 32-year-old man said he felt forced to sample the food each day to ensure quality standards remained high, because McDonald's hired "mystery clients" to randomly visit restaurants and report on the food, service and cleanliness.
The man also said the company offered free lunches to employees, adding to his caloric intake while on the job. His identity was not released.
Has the world gone nuts????? At what point did we make employers responsible for food intake, aren't we as individuals reponsible for anything any more?????
They made him fat??? Maybe stuffing his face did that maybe he should pay MCD's for all of the days he missed for doctor's appointments due to his poor health.
- I would have guessed this would be a court in Califiornia, not Brazil (eom) - Anonymous on Oct 29, 2010, 9:37 AM
- I'm sure the Ninth Circuit will cite it as precedent * - Anonymous on Oct 29, 2010, 4:14 PM