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Federal agency sues Chipotle for alleged religious harassment, retaliation against Muslim worker

Posted on AllSides October 1st, 2023
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REUTERS/Andrew Kelly / Reuters

A federal agency filed a lawsuit against restaurant chain Chipotle over allegations a teenage worker at a Kansas location faced religious harassment and retaliation after a manager forcibly removed her hijab, a headscarf worn by some Muslim women.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claimed in the lawsuit filed Wednesday that an assistant manager at a Chipotle in Lenexa, Kansas, repeatedly asked the then-19-year-old worker to remove her hijab and show him her hair starting in July 2021. He demanded to see her hair at least 10 times over the course...

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