McDonald's worker gets £3,000 payout after chocolate sprinkles sacking

A furious teenager wins £3,000 from McDonalds after being sacked for sprinkling too much chocolate on a McFlurry.

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Last Updated: 04 Feb 2015

McDonalds has learned the ramifications of dealing with a disgruntled teenager. Sarah Finch, 19, who worked at a branch in West Wales took McDonalds to an employment tribunal and was awarded £3,000 after claiming she was unfairly dismissed. The former McDonalds worker had been fired for gross misconduct after giving extra chocolate topping to a workmate on a 99p McFlurry.

‘The matter was trivial, in that I provided a fellow employee, who was purchasing a dessert, a generous sprinkling of chocolate pieces,’ she said. ‘There is no standard for such measures - they are always imprecise and will vary among customers. My colleague had asked me: ‘Make it a nice one’.

‘So the measure I gave erred on the side of more than, rather than less than the mean.’

According to the Metro, her mother, Tessa, said: ‘We’ve been instructed not to say anything. But we had them firmly by the knackers.'

The dismissal claim was settled out of court.

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