Judge Rules Chipotle’s Social Media Policy Is Illegal

March 17, 2016

Restaurants can’t fire employees for posting negative comments on social media.

A judge’s verdict in Pennsylvania may mean more employees will be tweeting out gripes about their employers. According to ABC News, an administrative judge just ruled that Chipotle is at fault for firing an employee after he tweeted a negative comment about working there. James Kennedy, a 38-year-old war veteran, took to Twitter early last year after a customer tweeted a thanks to Chipotle for offering free food on January 25.

Kennedy responded to the tweet, “@ChipotleTweets, nothing is free, only cheap #labor. Crew members make only $8.50hr how much…