Chipotle Allegedly Fired Domestic-Violence-Victim Employee Who Had ‘Too Many Issues’

Not so fresh.
Not so fresh. Photo: Chipotle Mexican Grill

A former employee of an Upper East Side Chipotle filed a civil-rights lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court claiming management told her she had “too many issues outside work” when she returned to the restaurant following an altercation with an ex-boyfriend. Natasha Velez says she was choked on New Year’s Day 2013 and sustained a fractured finger, which left her unable to prep burrito ingredients. The lawsuit alleges she was dismissed weeks later, after she returned to the job and presented an NYPD report and “other related paperwork” to a manager at the restaurant. [NYP]