In an announcement that was made by the McDonald’s, they confirmed that a McDonald’s Chief Executive Officer has been removed from the company after he was found violating the company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee.
McDonald’s said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment and was found having a romantic relationship with an employee.
In an email that was sent to the employees of the company, Easterbrook said: “Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on.”
In the said email, Easterbrook acknowledged that he was in a relationship with a worker in the company and said that it wasn’t right for him to do it as it was against the company’s policy.
On November 1, 2019, the board of directors of McDonald’s decided to remove Easterbrook from the company.
An official statement about the separation of Easterbrook with the company will be released on November 4, 2019, during a federal filing.
Easterbrook was the CEO of McDonald’s, which is one of the biggest fast-food chains in the world, since 2015.
Any information about the employee that was in a relationship with the CEO was not shared with the public.
Chris Kempczinski is now the new President and CEO of McDonald’s; he was a former President of McDonald’s USA.