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Chipotle under fire for illegal workplace policies

5 Stunning stats about Chipotle

Federal regulators have taken a red pen to Chipotle's employee handbook, saying several policies violated labor laws.

The National Labor Relations Board said in a recent decision that Chipotle has to amend four rules that are illegal because they can "chill employees" from exercising their collective bargaining rights. The ruling has implications for what workers everywhere are allowed to say on social media.

The Chipotle policies that the NLRB took issue with are:

  • Its confidentiality policy that "unlawfully limits the use of [Chipotle's] name."
  • A policy that prohibited employees from discussing "politics or religion in public."
  • A rule that prevents workers from soliciting support from coworkers against a workplace policy "in visual or...

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