[ti:McDonald’s Chief Forced Out after Relationship with Employee] [by:www.knnrug.live] [00:00.00]更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM [00:01.20]The American fast food business McDonald's [00:05.81]is known around the world and was in the news last weekend. [00:11.55]McDonald's Corporation announced that its chief executive officer, CEO, [00:20.27]has been forced out of the company for having a consensual relationship with an employee. [00:30.08]The relationship was a violation of company policy, McDonald's said. [00:37.28]And it accused CEO Steve Easterbrook, [00:42.12]who also served as the company's president, of showing bad judgment. [00:50.16]McDonald's bars supervisors from having romantic relationships [00:56.35]with employees who directly or indirectly report to them. [01:02.84]In an email to employees, Easterbrook admitted he had a relationship [01:09.09]with an employee and that it was a mistake. [01:14.60]"Given the values of the company, I agree... [01:18.36]that it is time for me to move on," Easterbrook said in the email. [01:25.72]McDonald's board of directors voted on Easterbrook's employment Friday [01:31.49]after an investigation into his relationship. [01:36.96]He will also be leaving the company's board of directors. [01:41.02]Easterbrook was appointed as CEO in 2015. [01:47.60]McDonald's would not provide details about the employee [01:51.97]with whom Easterbrook had a relationship. [01:55.59]A lawyer for Easterbrook would not answer questions. [02:01.80]The board of directors named Chris Kempczinski as its new CEO and president. [02:08.80]He recently served as president of McDonald's USA. [02:15.28]Two weeks ago, McDonald's reported a 2 percent drop in profits [02:20.32]for the three month reporting period ending on September 30, 2019. [02:28.92]During that period, the company said it spent a lot of money [02:33.19]remodeling its stores and expanding delivery service. [02:38.20]McDonald's also has reported that fewer people are going to its restaurants. [02:45.88]The leadership change is unrelated to McDonald's operational or financial performance, [02:52.52]the company said in a press release. [02:56.80]McDonald's decision to remove its CEO may show there has been progress [03:02.90]on workplace issues as a result of the #MeToo movement, said Carl Tobias. [03:09.64]He teaches law at the University of Richmond. [03:14.60]"Other companies don't always act on that kind of information... [03:20.03]and so it seems like they are trying to enforce a (strong) policy in this situation," Tobias said. [03:30.00]Last year, Brian Krzanich left his job as CEO of Intel Corporation [03:36.90]after investigators found he had a consensual relationship [03:41.88]with an employee that violated company policy. [03:47.84]In December, CBS Corporation removed its CEO, Les Moonves, [03:54.27]after several women accused him of sexual harassment. [03:58.64]The CBS board of directors denied him $120 million promised under his contract with the company. [04:09.06]Among other problems, McDonald's has faced workplace harassment charges. [04:16.04]In May, the company said it was expanding anti-harassment training [04:21.44]and offering a telephone hotline for workers to report problems. [04:28.12]McDonald's made the changes after a labor group [04:31.36]announced more than 20 sexual harassment cases against the company. [04:37.28]Fight for $15 is the name of the group that brought the sexual harassment charges. [04:43.65]It said McDonald's answers to the charges were not good enough. [04:50.52]"The company needs to be completely (open) about Easterbrook," the group said. [04:57.32]Kempczinski joined McDonald's in 2015. [05:01.52]He was responsible for nearly 14,000 McDonald's in the United States. [05:09.12]I'm Susan Shand. 更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM 11运夺金走势图遗漏