McDonald’s Wrong to Fire Worker over Free Cheese Slice

January 27, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ A court in the Netherlands has ruled against McDonald’s, saying that the franchise branch in Leeuwarden was wrong to fire a worker for giving a free slice of cheese to a coworker.

Saying “It is just a slice of cheese” in a written judgement, the court ruled that the punishment did not fit the crime, suggesting that a written warning was more appropriate.

The case centered on a female employee who gave a coworker a cheeseburger instead of a hamburger, which was the item the coworker paid for. McDonald’s maintained she broke the rule of giving free gifts to family, friends and colleagues by not charging the coworker for the piece of cheese.

Read more about this story at Fast Food Industry Today:

Latest Netherlands Fast Food news –
Latest McDonald’s news –

Located at, Fast Food Industry Today is a service of EIN News, an industry leader in news monitoring for business professionals and analysts. Using a combination of proprietary search technology and human editing, EIN News delivers to its members the latest fast food news from around the world, saving them valuable time they’d spend searching for information. New users to Fast Food Industry Today can enjoy a no-obligation, one-week free trial.

About EIN Presswire
The EIN Presswire press release distribution service is a news-syndication solution that distributes news to more than 10 million visitors annually at EIN News and millions more through its press release distribution partners. A news source for leading journalists, decision-makers and industry professionals worldwide, EIN Presswire targets press releases to a wide array of worldwide business professionals in more than 80 different industries. EIN Presswire also offers affiliate network opportunities and news distribution to tens of thousands of news subscribers daily. Read the newest business news at and the latest world news in more than 80 different industries at