NLRB Rules Chipotle Illegally Fired Worker For Protests

Law360, New York (November 5, 2015, 7:18 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday that a St. Louis-area Chipotle violated federal labor law when it fired a worker because he participated in the “Show Me 15” campaign, a nationwide effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and discussed his pay with other employees.

The three-member board panel unanimously affirmed an administrative law judge’s finding that management at Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. violated the National Labor Relations Act by engaging various behaviors designed to discourage activity protected under the act. The violations included barring workers from discussing wages, encouraging them to stay away from union...

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