Steve Easterbrook has been sacked by McDonalds Corps for having consensual sex with an employee.
The 52-year-old, who, so far, spent four years as CEO of the fast-food giant, was blamed for demonstrating
“poor judgment” involving the relationship.
Aside his ouster, Easterbrook gave up his seat on the company’s board as well.
“This was a mistake”, Easterbrook said.
“Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on.”
There have been issues of sexual harassment and illicit sexual relationships in workplace involving leaders of big American companies in recent past, says Reuters inits report.
A campaign in 2018 – #MeToo social media movement– highlighting instances of sexual harassment in the workplace saw Intel Corp CEO Brian Krzanich resigning his position.
Like Easterbrook, Krzanich’ssexual involvement with a staffer, was termed inappropriate and breach of the company policy.