If you’ve skimmed business news recently, you know that McDonald’s is in some hot water over some of its recent terminations. A lawsuit is being filed against a New York location for allegedly firing employees for their involvement in union activities, according to this Bloomberg piece.
The reason this is notable is because those pursuing the lawsuit are accusing not only the specific McDonald’s restaurant location, but the McDonald’s franchisor as well. In other words, they are filing charges against the restaurant owners and McDonald’s as a joint employer. If the jury takes the side of the disgruntled former employees, pressure will be put on the McDonald’s franchise, and therefore we can expect a trickle effect reaching other parent corporations thanks to McDonalds’ grandeur. The Bloomberg article notes that this could radically redefine the way franchises function, putting more responsibility on the franchisors, raising costs and possibly deterring entrepreneurs from getting into the franchise business.
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