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Sunday, February 22, 2009

No Post-Racial McDonald's

H/T blog talk radio's Oregon Sista for the link.

Well it looks like McDonald's is not feeling Post-Racial.

Well it looks like McDonald's is not feeling Post-Racial. According to Raw Story fast food giant McDonald's has denied workers compensation benefits to a minimum wage employee who was shot when he ejected a customer who had been beating a woman inside the restaurant.

A representative of the administrator for McDonald's workers compensation plan explained that "we have denied this claim in Nigel Haskett, then aged 21, was working at a McDonald's in Little Rock, Arkansas last summer when he saw a patron, later identified as Perry Kennon, smacking a woman in the face. A surveillance video of the incident, which had been posted to YouTube, was taken down after McDonald's charged copyright infringement, but according to written descriptions of the video, Haskett tackled Kennon, threw him out, and then stood by the door to prevent him from reentering. More Here H/T Raw Story

So... what do you think? Should McDonald's pay these benefits? Was the young man wrong for doing what he did? Is the a case of corporate greed?

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