Ten current and former McDonald's employees have filed sexual harassment complaints against the fast food giant this week.
The complaints, which were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in seven states, allege instances of groping, propositions for sex, indecent exposure and lewd comments by supervisors. The women are receiving support from the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund and the Fight for $15 organization which campaigns to raise salaries for low-wage workers.
McDonald's has issued a statement saying they take the allegations very seriously and "are confident our independent franchisees who own and operate approximately 90 percent of our 14,000 U.S. restaurants will do the same." All of the restaurants named in the complaints are run by franchisees which the company says it has little control over.