Navajo Nation man who was branded with swastika sues McDonald's

The family of a Navajo Nation man who was branded with a swastika has sued McDonald's for hiring three men who are accused of kidnapping and torturing him.

The suit filed on behalf of Vincent Kee, 22, says a franchise in Farmington, New Mexico, violated McDonald's national policies when it hired Paul Beebe, William Hatch and Jesse Sanford. The three men have been charged in state and federal court for kidnapping Kee, branding a swastika on his arm, shaving a swastika into the back of his head and writing "White Power" and anti-Indian remarks on his body.

"Every employer has a reason to make sure employees are suitable for the type of work they are going to do," Ron Morgan, the attorney for Kee's family, told The Farmington Daily Times. "Thus in McDonald's case when they are going to have a wholesome environment to attract children and families, then McDonald's would have a responsibility to ensure the employees are fit for that type of environment."

The incident occurred last April.

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