Chipotle Worker Framed for Stealing $626, Wins $8 Million Settlement

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Or in the case of a Chipotle worker, with a side of guac.

Jeanette Ortiz a former manager with the restaurant chain, was fired in 2015 for allegedly stealing $626. When she asked to see video evidence of the supposed theft, Ortiz was told the tapes were destroyed. Then, attorneys discovered Chipotle attempted to discredit Ortiz by falsifying information about a worker’s compensation claimed she filed in the past.

After four hours of deliberation, a court awarded Ortiz $8 million in compensation for the ordeal. Assuming she made $40,000/year, she would have to work for nearly 200 years for that kind of cash.

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