Amid a Fast-Food Industry Plagued By Sexual Harassment, This Mother and Daughter Said “No More”

In August 2017, Teresa Acevedo’s male coworker at a Lincolnwood, Ill. location of the fast food chain Villa Italian Kitchen was promoted to assistant manager, making him her supervisor. But once he gained that power, according to Acevedo, he started to flex it in inappropriate ways. “When he became manager was when he started to abuse his power,” she says.