The general manager, who MCDONALD was not dismissed from, revealed that he had had an affair with a woman who had previously worked on a PR account for the burger chain.
52 Divorced Brit Steve Easterbrook, 52, was fired last week by a consensus with a colleague of McDonald's.
A few years ago, it turned out that he had an affair with PR manager Denise Paleothodoros, before becoming the chief executive of Easterbrook McDonald.
Mrs. Paleothodoros is not the last woman she was fired for having an affair.
However, he served in Golin, a public relations firm owned by the Interpublic of Cos group and working for McDonald's.
Mrs Paleothodoros, currently executive director of Golin, told the Wall Street Journal: “Steve and I were in a relationship, and that ended a while ago. Pale
When Easterbrook became McDonald's CEO in March 2015, the board found and signed that the relationship with Ms. Paleothodoros did not violate company policy.
Also removed from McDonald's PR account.
At that time, the public relations firm said that Easterbrook had "no working relationship with our company" and did not supervise public relations. Easterbrook and the woman have been for more than two years.
The last consent relationship with another female employee was brought to the attention of senior staff just three weeks ago.
According to the Wall Street Journal, after internal investigation, the company's general adviser, Jerry Krulewitch, is said to have informed the McDonald's board of directors.
The Board hired New York City law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz to assess the legal risk of the relationship.
The members of the Board were told that the relationship between Easterbrook and the unidentified employee was concise and conciliatory.
However, a source told the newspaper that the situation questioned Easterbrook's decision on personal issues and the corporate behavior of the board's view.
McDonalds pursue a long-standing policy with direct and indirect reports on their employees at all levels.
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The members of the Board held long debates and meetings, and eventually unanimously voted to expel Easterbrook.
He began to reach an agreement on October 31 and his employment was terminated the next day.
The Watford-born businessman is expected to receive £ 54m in salary, bonuses and shares from his time at McDonald's.