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Black execs sue McDonald's, claim systematic racial discrimination

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEJan. 9, 2020, 4:11 PM UTC / Updated Jan. 9, 2020, 8:14 PM UTCBy Minyvonne BurkeTwo black McDonald's executives filed a lawsuit against the fast-food giant alleging racial discrimination and a hostile work environment under the company's former chief executive.Vicki Guster-Hines and Domineca Neal, who are both senior executives at the company in Dallas, Texas, said McDonald's did "a ruthless purge" of high-ranking black executives after Steve Easterbrook and Chris Kempczinski came on board in 2015.Easterbrook was CEO until November 2019, when he was forced out over a relationship with an employee. Kempczi ...