McDonald’s pays $33.5 million to former MLB player Herb Washington to end racial discrimination lawsuit

Dec 17, 2021

McDonald’s said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit brought against the fast food giant by Herb Washington, a black franchisee who had accused the company of racial discrimination.

Washington — a former Major League Baseball player and the chain’s largest Black franchisee in the U.S. at one point — operated 14 McDonald’s restaurants at the time he filed his lawsuit, down from 23 in 2017.

Source: CNBC