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A McDonald's restaurant is pictured in Encinitas, California Sept. 9, 2014. (Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters)

Major complaint filed against McDonald's

Ten former McDonald’s employees in Virginia filed a major civil rights lawsuit Thursday against the fast food giant, alleging racial discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination that was carried out and sanctioned at the highest levels of management. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act -- which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race and sex, among other characteristics -- charges the company with firing more than a dozen black workers because they “didn’t fit the profile” desired at three McDonald’s stores in Clarkesville and South Boston, Virginia.

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