A jury found Chipotle discriminated against pregnant employee
A jury found that a manager at a Chipotle in Washington D.C. discriminated against a pregnantemployee.
At the D.C. Chipotle location, things took a turn for the worse for Doris Garcia Hernandez after she informed her manager about her pregnancy, according to the Washington BusinessJournal.
That's when the manager, only referred to as "David" in the suit, asked that Hernandez announce to her coworkers when she needed to use the restroom or take a break. Her manager would then have to approve those breaks. Meanwhile, the same kind of requirements didn't apply to other employees, according to thesuit.
Hernandez also repeatedly asked her manager to leave work early so she could see her prenatal doctor. When those requests were all denied, she went ahead with her doctorvisit.
The following day she was fired in front of hercoworkers.
That kind of treatment amounts to workplace harassment and discrimination, which is barred under the Pregnancy DiscriminationAct.
The jury in the case awarded Hernandez with $550,000 in compensation anddamages.