Why Chipotle was sued for gender discrimination
Chipotle has been accused of gender discrimination by a former manager.
The lawsuit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges Chipotle discriminated against a woman manager who was accused of harassing and sexually assaulting several female employees.
The suit claims Chipotle fired the woman after she refused to change her dress.
The company has denied the allegations.
Chipotle said in a statement to CBC News that it has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination and that it will defend itself in court.
Chipotles CEO Steve Ells has denied any gender discrimination.
“The CEO has been and will continue to be committed to building a company that reflects the diverse communities we serve and the culture that has made us a leader in the fast-food industry,” Ells said in the statement.