McDonald’s Says They Didn’t Fire Mom That Let Kid Play at Park

So did they or didn’t they?

From Business Insider:

McDonald’s denies that it has fired Debra Harrell, who was arrested for letting her 9-year-old daughter play at a park while she worked her shift at the fast food restaurant.

Harrell’s lawyer, Robert Verner Phillips, told Business Insider on Tuesday that the woman was fired from her job last week. He said at the time that he did not know the reason for her firing. We have reached out to Phillips for more information and will update when we know more.

Debra Harrell, 46, was arrested July 1 and charged with unlawful neglect of a child after she dropped her daughter off at the park on her way to work and someone called the police to report that the girl was left unattended.

Harrell, a single mother, was released from jail on bond the day after her arrest and temporarily lost custody of her child.

In a previous interview, Phillips told Business Insider that Harrell typically brought her daughter to work during her day shifts, where the girl would play on a laptop. But Harrell’s house was recently burglarized and the laptop was stolen, so the girl asked if she could play at a nearby park instead.

Harrell gave her daughter permission to go to the park — which was a six minute walk from her home — and gave her a cell phone so she could call her if she needed anything, according to Phillips.

For three days, Harrell dropped her daughter off at the park in the morning on her way to work. It was on the third day that the police were called.

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-fires-debra-harrell-2014-7

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