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McDonald's Workers Allege Sexual Harassment by Colleagues

On Tuesday, 10 women who have worked at McDonald's locations across nine U.S. cities lodged sexual harassment complaints against the company. One of the complaints comes from a woman as young as 15, and the women say that when they reported the harassment, in many cases they were ignored, mocked, or retaliated against. But these claims aren’t isolated to McDonald’s. Similarly placed low-income workers, often in fast food, retail or domestic work, have historically been undermined, harassed, and prevented from coming forward with their stories. The Takeaway speaks with a lawyer behind the lawsuit who is vying to hold institutions with low-wage workers accountable. Plus, we review the recent decision by N.F.L. team owners to impose fines on teams whose players kneel during the National Anthem; an examination of the rollback of financial regulations passed in the wake of the Great Recession; and a consideration of the flourishing dog testing industry and the proposals under consideration to rein it in.

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