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.

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