McDonald's CEO fired for relationship with employee

A vote last Friday confirmed the expulsion of Steve Easterbrook based on the company's strict manager-employee relationship policy.

McDonald's stated late on Sunday that CEO Steve Easterbrook had been fired due to an unwarrented consensual relationship with an employee. Easterbrook also resigned from the company board. 
 
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Steve Easterbrook (photo courtesy of Bloomberg)
 
Though he had just taken over in 2015, company policy at McDonald's strictly prohibits manager-employee relationships. According to the fast-food giant, Easterbrook “violated company policy and demonstrated poor judgment involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee.”
 
According to sources, the board named Chris Kempczinski as new CEO. In the past, Kempczinski oversaw strategy, business development, innovation, and was responsible for operations of around 14,000 McDonald's locations.
 
Easterbrook was known for his successful implementation of technology in the company business plan, such as digital kiosks in their restaurants. Kempczinski assured that he would continue with this focus on technology, stating, “There isn’t going to be some radical, strategic shift. The plan is working.”