McDonald’s recently fired its CEO, Stephen Easterbrook, following the discovery that Easterbrook and another McDonald’s employee had been engaged in a consensual sexual relationship. Even though the relationship was consensual, it violated McDonald’s company policy. McDonald’s head of HR also left the company because of the issue.
Business Takeaway: This is a reminder that your company policies should reflect your company’s identity and values. Whether you own a small business, or your company is the size of McDonald’s, setting the “rules of the game” for your workplace is critical to establishing your desired workplace culture. Contact Adam at 414-446-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about revising or improving your company policies.