New York, Oct 29 (ANI): Fast food giant McDonald's will have to pay an ex-employee a hefty settlement for the weight he gained there.
The Brazilian ex-franchise manager will get 17,500 dollars from McDonald's for his massive weight gain, which occurred over his 12-year employment at the restaurant chain, a judge ruled.
The man, whose identity has not been released, sued the company for the pounds he packed on, arguing that he felt pressured to eat the food every day as part of his job description," reports the New York Daily News.
He said McDonald's regularly sent "mystery clients" to conduct spot checks on the restaurant and report back on the food, so he had to make sure it was up to par.
McDonald's also gave the employees free lunches, he said, which increased his daily caloric intake.
Judge said McDonald's could appeal the ruling, and the company's Brazilian headquarters said it was "weighing its legal options." (ANI)