Chipotle was still hit with another episode of norovirus even after revamping its food-safety procedures and changing them back again. That isn’t the worst of it all, though. A former employee is now suing the company for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, assault, retaliation and discrimination.
The beloved Mexican fast food chain doesn’t sound so nice anymore, huh?
Ariana Castaneda is seeking unspecified damages for lost wages, benefits and medical pay after she was wrongfully terminated and harassed by four of her managers at Chipotle’s Woodland Hills, California, location, according to NBC San Diego.
According to court documents, Castaneda worked at the Woodland Hills Chipotle from December 2013 until she was fired on February 10, 2016. She was a lead kitchen worker and alleges that her managers sexually harassed her and used security cameras to spy on female customers they found attractive.
Who hired these pigs in the first place? How did they become managers!?
The suit was filed with California’s Superior Court on March 16, 2016. Castaneda states that “all four managers created a sexually charged atmosphere directed at female employees and customers.” She alleges that her black uniform was purposely ordered several sizes too small for her. When she asked for a larger size, her manager asked, “Is it because your tits are too big?”
Upon receiving a second shirt that was still too small, the same manager said, “It doesn’t fit because your boobs are too big, huh?”
The lawsuit states that one of the managers would try to forcibly hug Castaneda and would regularly touch her under her shirt on her back, waist and stomach after putting his hands on ice or other cold surfaces. It additionally alleges that managers made inappropriate remarks about the breasts of another female employee and that they frequently used misogynistic language.
I’m sorry, but who in the world raised these four managers? Who taught them that this kind of behavior towards women is appropriate!?
A Chipotle spokesman says that it is the company’s policy to not comment on pending legal action.
I can tell you right now that I won’t be going to my local Chipotle until this case is resolved in Castaneda’s favor.