Burger King Sued over Spit Burger
A police officer in Washington has filed a personal injury lawsuit against Burger King after an employee spit in his burger last year. The lawsuit claims that the fast food chain is guilty of negligent hiring and supervision policies.
The police officer was driving a marked police car when he ordered a Whopper at the drive-thru. When he received his burger, the officer felt the employee was acting suspiciously. The officer’s instincts compelled him to carefully inspect the burger before eating it. He found a glob of phlegm on the bottom of the burger.
DNA testing of the phlegm on the burger identified the employee guilty of the spitting offense. A test to determine the presence of feces on the burger came back inconclusive. The employee was convicted of third degree assault.
The police officer has suffered serious psychological scarring as a result of the incident. He no longer feels safe eating food prepared by restaurant employees unless he can see it being cooked. His lawsuit is seeking an unspecified damage award.
When restaurants are negligent in properly screening potential employees or in supervising current employees, they may be held liable for the injuries sustained as a result of their employees’ actions. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Written by Andrew Martin: professional blogger and guru of misfortune.