Chipotle in Trouble Again, This Time With the NLRB
Norovirus, E. coli, gender discrimination claims—it hasn’t been an easy couple of months for Denver-based fast casual food giant Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. And now a decision from the National Labor Relations Board has shone a negative light on the company’s social media policies and labor practices too.
A March 14 ruling by an NLRB administrative law judge in Philadelphia slammed the company for using social media policies and employee handbooks that violated the National Labor Relations Act.
According to the ruling, the trouble arose at a Havertown, Pennsylvania, Chipotle restaurant, when James Kennedy, a server at the company, began tweeting negatively about his employer. He tweeted at the communications director for Chipotle, criticizing the fact that he and his colleagues in Havertown had to work in bad weather while other employees were given time off.