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McDonald's Investigates Restaurant Workers' Claims Of Sexual Harassment

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago-based McDonald's is launching an investigation into claims of sexual harassment at its restaurants after "CBS Sunday Morning" spoke with women who said it happened while working there.

"First he was like, you have nice hair, started touching my hair. Then he was like, physical. Then he actually started grabbing my butt," said one worker.

"CBS Sunday Morning" spoke to four employees, all with similar stories, even though they all work at different restaurants.

In a survey of 800 women who work at McDonald's restaurants, three-quarters claim they were harassed on the job. Most said they suffered consequences for reporting what happened.

McDonald's disputes the numbers, saying survey takers didn't speak to enough women.

Corporate officials said the fast food giant won't tolerate sexual harassment and plans to introduce new global brand standards later this year.



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