- Hispanic fired for demanding protection against coronavirus sues McDonald’s
- “They called us essential workers, but is this how they treat essential workers?”
- “Sometimes we didn’t even have Clorox to clean and sanitize the store. I was in a panic “
Hispanic fired for demanding protection against coronavirus sues McDonald’s. In San José, California, an employee was fired for demanding sanitary measures from the fast food giant.
In accordance with New York Post, a former McDonald’s employee sued the company for her dismissal due to the lack of protection measures against the coronavirus.
María E. Ruiz Bonilla, stated that the fast food company fired her after 16 years of work, the above because it demanded that they provide her with masks, gloves, soap and hand sanitizer.
The Hispanic woman points out that said company cut her working hours as a result of her beginning to organize protests with her colleagues at the San José, California branch.
The lawsuit was filed on Friday, October 16 in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Santa Clara. The lawsuit demands payment of back wages and damage caused.
“They called us essential workers, but is this how they treat essential workers?” Declared María Ruiz for the Business Insider.
According to the same media, the Hispanic woman is diabetic and despite her health situation, in addition to refusing to provide her with a mask, they did not allow her to use one at work. This was motivated by McDonald’s being one of the companies that discouraged the use of masks at the beginning of the pandemic, according to Business Insider.
He also pointed out to Business Insider that: “We didn’t have sanitizer, masks, gloves,” “Sometimes we didn’t even have Clorox to clean and sanitize the store. I was in a panic ”added María Ruiz.
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