It may have begun way back in 2011, but perseverance paid off to the tune of $550,000 for a former Chipotle employee in one of the chain’s Washington DC restaurants.  The former employee, Doris Garcia Hernandez, convinced a jury in the US District Court for the District of Columbia that her employment was indeed terminated solely because she became pregnant and her manager would not make “reasonable accommodations” as is required by law.  The case underscores the importance of your managers being aware of their obligations under the fair employment laws across the country.  Chipotle made news in other ways over the past few weeks as well – Boston-based Tasty Burgers has sent a number of cease-and-desist letters to the Denver-based (there’s Colorado, again!) company alleging that Chipotle’s new burger chain, Tasty Made, complete with a red logo and white lettering, violates the Tasty Burger trademark.  We’ll have to wait to see how it turns out in the end.