Mealey's Franchise - Judge Allows McDonald's Worker's Challenge To No-Hire Agreement To Proceed

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on June 25 granted a restaurant franchise's request to dismiss Illinois law claims asserted against it but allowed an employee's claim for violation of the Sherman Act in relation to a no-hire agreement in its franchise agreement that prevented her from obtaining a higher paying position with a competitor to proceed (Leinani Deslandes v. McDonald's USA, LLC, et al., No. 17-4857, N.D. Ill., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105260).
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