Esther Brake is lovin’ it.
The fired McDonald’s manager who successfully sued after she was told she’d have to take a humiliating demotion or lose her job had reason to smile.
On Tuesday, Ontario’s highest court upheld a ruling by an Ottawa judge finding that the 67-year-old grandmother had been “set up to fail” and was constructively dismissed after more than 25 years working at McDonald’s restaurants in Ottawa and Newfoundland.
The court of appeal also found no reason to alter the judge’s decision to order McDonald’s to pay Brake $104.499.33 — plus interest and costs — to make up for the lack of notice and damages she suffered as a result. That’s on top of the additional $120,000 the company that manages the restaurant has been ordered to pay to cover Brake’s legal costs.
“I’m on top of the world,” said Brake Tuesday. “It means everything to me. I’m very, …