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Hold the Cheese…OR ELSE!!!

The Netherlands enjoys its reputation as one of the most libertarian countries on the planet. You can do “soft” drugs there without fear of reprisal. However, don’t try to put cheese on someone’s McDonald’s cheeseburger if they didn’t order any or you may be swiftly and severely dealt with.

In March of last year, a McDonald’s worker was fired for accidentally giving a cheeseburger to a coworker on break who had ordered a hamburger of the cheeseless variety. McDonald’s promptly fired the worker for violating their rule that states employees shall not give any free gifts to family, friends, or colleagues.

A district court in Leeuwarden, in the northern section of the Netherlands, ruled that “The dismissal was too severe a measure” and that “It is just a slice of cheese.” The court said that a written warning would have been more appropriate and ordered the fast-food chain to pay 4,265.47 in Euros for the remaining five months of her contract.

More importantly than the court’s ruling, I want to know if the infamous Hamburgler was somehow involved and if the employee in question remembered to ask their colleague if they wanted fries with that?


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