A Queensland mother has claimed her 16-year-old daughter was ‘sexually harassed and racially vilified’ in a bizarre job interview at McDonald’s.
Rita Pryce, from Cairns, took to Facebook on Monday to share her disgust and frustration after her daughter was reduced to tears in her first ever job interview.
Ms Pryce claims her daughter was asked irrelevant questions including: ‘Do you think you’re beautiful?’
Rita Pryce, from Cairns, took to Facebook on Monday to share her disgust
‘This was one of the many ridiculous questions an award-winning senior staff member of the McDonald’s asked my 16yr old daughter at her FIRST ever job interview recently,’ she posted to Facebook.
‘Just when I was furious to hear that in the car minutes later from my daughter while she was crying, scared after feeling intimated through the entire interview, she told me about the rest of it.’
Ms Pryce posted a transcript of how she claims the interview went.
She said her daughter was asked questions including ‘what is two plus two?’ and told people with bubbly personalities (such as her daughter’s) ‘make a lot of mistakes.’
‘Those inappropriate questions left my daughter feeling sexually harassed and racially vilified,’ Ms Pryce said.
The mother said she phoned McDonald’s to make a formal complaint, but was disgusted to later find out the employee who interviewed her daughter was still working at the store.
In response to the claims, McDonald’s told Daily Mail Australia the manager has been stood down.
‘McDonald’s takes any matter of this nature incredibly seriously. The allegations described are unacceptable and when McDonald’s head office was informed of this matter today we started an immediate review,’ a McDonald’s spokesperson said.
‘We are making efforts to contact the mother to seek further details, in addition, the manager has been placed on leave to allow us to conduct a full and fair investigation.’
A Queensland mother has claimed her 16-year-old daughter was ‘sexually harassed and racially vilified’ in a bizarre job interview at McDonald’s