Jury Awards $600K to 3 Ohio Women in Chipotle Discrimination Suit

February 12, 2016

Three Ohio women who filed a federal lawsuit accusing Chipotle Mexican Grill of gender discrimination have been awarded a total of about $600,000 in damages.

A U.S. District Court jury in Cincinnati found the Denver-based chain liable after determining it terminated the three former general managers on the basis of gender and violated the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The Cincinnati-area women were awarded about $200,000 each.

A former manager was described in court as telling at least one of the women that there “sure are a lot of overweight women working here.”

An attorney for the women said that they hope the decision will help other working women.

There was no response to a call and an email seeking comment from the company.

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  • February 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm
    Agent says:
    Wow, I must have struck a nerve with UW or Confused. They are like children having a fit kicking and sceaming on the floor.
  • February 12, 2016 at 2:17 pm
    Agent says:
    Chipotle strikes again, first with all the trouble on ecoli on both coasts, shutting down restaurants and now this. Perhaps they should just shut down and leave the restauran... read more
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