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US: Judge says McDonalds can’t see employee questionnaire

 |  July 21, 2019

On Wednesday, July 16, US Magistrate Judge M. David Weisman said that a questionnaire a former McDonald’s USA employee filled out on her lawyers’ website is privileged, and she does not have to hand it over to the company in her lawsuit claiming its no-poach agreements with franchisees were illegal, reported Reuters.

The former employee, Leinani Deslandes, who had worked for a McDonald’s franchise in Florida, filed a lawsuit on June 28, 2017, against the fast food company alleging that because McDonald’s corporate-owned restaurants and franchises compete with one another for employees, the agreements violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by resulting in workers being paid below-market wages.

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