News Brief Silver Lake

Boyle Heights -- A McDonald’s on Marengo Street has been fined $125,913 after owners supposedly fired four employees illegally --  employees who had reported working conditions that were unsafe and COVID-19 protocols that were not being followed, Eater LA reported. 

The fine and a citation were issued by California’s Labor Commissioner. This McDonald’s was also investigated by the LA County Board of Supervisors in mid-October.

Allegedly, a face-covering policy with customers was not being enforced at the drive-thru, social distancing was not required, and employees were not provided with masks and other protective equipment. The workers also said management did not inform workers of virus exposure among staff.

Read more at Eater LA.

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