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According to the Washington Post, McDonald’s,the fast-food giant claims Steve Easterbrook, whose severance package is said to be worth $42 million, destroyed a paper trail of his “inappropriate personal behavior.”


  1. What did Mr. Easterbrook cover up?
  2. Why did the company reopen the firing case back up in July?
  3. How did the company find out about the problems with Mr. Easterbrook?


Denham, H. (2020). McDonald’s Sues Fired CEO to Recoup Severance. The Washington Post, August 10 (Retrievable online at