McDonald's reclaims $105M from ex-CEO after sexual misconduct cover-up
The big picture: The settlement comes as the SEC is pressing corporations to pursue the pay of executives who misbehave.
Catch up quick: McDonald’s accused Easterbrook of having sexual relationships with several employees and deleting explicit photos and videos that proved it.
- Easterbrook apologized Thursday, saying he "failed at times to uphold McDonald’s values and fulfill certain of my responsibilities."
What they’re saying: McD’s chair Rick Hernandez told workers in an internal memo reviewed by Axios that "Steve’s misconduct need not be forgiven."
The bottom line: "It’s really important for many of these companies now to make sure the environment they set for employees is comfortable, professional and appropriate," Peter Jaworski, a professor of business ethics at Georgetown University, tells Axios.