The franchisee that operates a McDonald’s restaurant on City Line Avenue in Philadelphia has settled with the EEOC, resolving a disability discrimination complaint brought by a former employee with developmental disabilities.
Timothy Artis, who helped clean the restaurant’s lobby and exterior, endured continual harassment, ridicule and even physical threats because of his disability. Store managers not only permitted co-workers to continue the harassment, but also actively engaged and encouraged the action.
Alstrun, LLP, will pay Artis $90,000 and operate under an EEOC consent decree for the next two years. All disability discrimination complaints must be passed along to the EEOC, and all managers and supervisors must be trained about disabled employee rights under the ADA.