McDonalds – Civil Rights Lawyer Joins Black Franchisees in McDonald’s Discrimination Swimsuit
Lawyer who represented households of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and extra joins authorized workforce for Black McDonald’s franchisees
Daryl Parks, an lawyer who served as authorized counsel for the households of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and different high-profile victims of racial injustice, is becoming a member of the authorized workforce at Ferraro Regulation Agency representing Black McDonald’s franchisees in two racial-discrimination lawsuits towards the fast-food chain.
“The case against McDonald’s is historic, and it is a privilege to be representing the Black men and women who were — and continue to be — treated like second-class citizens by the company,” mentioned Parks, in accordance with Enterprise Insider, which first reported the information.
In each lawsuits — one filed by former franchisees, the opposite by present franchisees — the plaintiffs accuse McDonald’s of denying Black franchisees the identical development alternatives and therapy as white franchisees. Enterprise Insider present in an investigation final December that there’s a cash-flow hole between Black and white franchisees, with white franchisees incomes, on common, about $60,600 extra every month, as of 2017.
McDonald’s final month requested a federal decide to dismiss the swimsuit filed by Black former franchisees, countering that “success is promised to no one,” and it didn’t make sense for the corporate to intentionally arrange franchisees to fail.
“McDonald’s has an obvious interest in franchisees maintaining successful and profitable restaurants, which is why McDonald’s supports all franchisees, including those facing economic hardships,” the corporate advised Enterprise Insider in an announcement.
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