Showing posts with label Worst Employer 2024. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Worst Employer 2024. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The 3rd nominee for the Worst Employer of 2024 is … the supersized sex offender


A McDonald's franchisee has agreed to pay $4.35 million to settle claims brought by a 14-year-old worker raped by a manager.

According to the now settled lawsuit, the franchisee, Rice Enterprises, knew that its manager, Walter Garner, was sexually harassing child employees before Garner raped the plaintiff. Garner, already a registered sex offender during his employment, later pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from the rape and is now in prison.

The allegations are as bad as you might think. 

Monday, January 29, 2024

The 2nd nominee for the Worst Employer of 2024 is … the stone-cold stunner


I've never before had a repeat Worst Employer nominee. But never before has there been an employer like Vince McMahon.

Two years ago, I nominated the former Chairman of the WWE for allegations that he paid $3 million in hush money to a terminated, down on her luck paralegal, Janel Grant, with whom he then had an affair. Now, however, the full nature of the paralegal's allegations has come to light, and their sheer depravity require that we re-nominate Vince to this year's list.

Grant claims that she was subjected to "acts of extreme cruelty and degradation" that caused her to "become numb to reality in order to survive the horrific encounters." 

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

The 1st nominee for the Worst Employer of 2024 is … the S&M CEO


I've seen a lot of strange stuff in my 26-plus-year career as an attorney for employers. But this story takes the cake … and it might just run away with the title of the Worst Employer of 2024 when the votes are counted at year's end.

I present to you … the "Slave Contract."

An employee fired by software company Tradeshift recently filed a lawsuit alleging that the company's former CEO required her to sign a "Slave Contract" as a condition of her employment and then subjected her to years of sexual abuse, subjugation, and violence.