Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and its customers who consumed tainted food during outbreaks of E. Coli, Salmonella and norovirus have report- edly reached a settlement agreement. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed except for one class member’s request to receive vouchers for free burritos. One case in the litigation is still pending. See The Denver Post, September 9, 2016.
Chipotle was also hit with an unrelated lawsuit in California alleging the company fired an employee for saying that her Latino coworkers received preferential treatment. The plaintiff argues that after a Latina woman was promoted to the district manager position, Latino employees began receiving more favorable day shifts while other employees received night shifts. When the plaintiff complained about the scheduling to a Latino manager, she was allegedly told that “black girls always have attitude.” See CBS Los Angeles, September 13, 2016.