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McDonald's settles with Justice over anti-immigrant policy

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McDonald's will pay the U.S. government a $355,000 penalty to settle a Justice Department lawsuit that its corporately-owned restaurants discriminated against legal immigrant employees.

The company has also agreed to 20 months of monitoring to make sure the illegal practice ceases, and will train its employees on immigration-related anti-discrimination laws.

The Justice Department found that McDonald's was asking employees who hold green cards for additional worker-eligibility and immigration-status proof after their documents expired. It said McDonald's didn't make similar requests to U.S. citizens when their worker eligibility documents expired.

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