Chipotle just cannot find any good news. A week after another incident of food poisoning stemmed from the burrito chain, a former employee has sued the company for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and discrimination.
According to Eater, the former employee, Ariana Castaneda, worked at a Los Angeles Chipotle for two years before being fired, but alleges that during her employment at the struggling burrito chain, she and her female co-workers were subject to harassment and discrimination. Castaneda claims that her superiors made fun of her for a medical condition that caused her to use the bathroom frequently, in addition to touching her inappropriately, making remarks about female customers, and ordering her uniforms too small on purpose.
Castaneda is suing for an undisclosed amount of money that would cover lost wages, medical and benefits. Her lawyer, T. Joshua Ritz, filed the case with the Superior Court of California on Wednesday.
No spokesperson from the burrito chain has responded to the allegations, but this isn’t the first time this week that Chipotle’s lawyers will be in court, this past Wednesday, a Pennsylvania court ruled that Chipotle couldn’t fire an employee based off negative social media posts, and in February, the chain had to pay $600,000 to the plaintiff in a gender discrimination suit.
You can read the entirety of the lawsuit Ms. Castaneda filed here.