Lenexa Police investigating allegation that Chipotle manager pulled off employee’s hijab

Lenexa Police are investigating after an employee reported her assistant manager had forcibly removed her hijab. The Shawnee Mission Post spoke with the woman, above, but is not identifying her in order to protect her privacy. “The hijab is a commitment to my religion; it’s not just a scarf on my head,” she said. Photo credit Leah Wankum.

Lenexa Police are investigating after a Chipotle employee says an assistant manager allegedly pulled off her hijab at work.

The 19-year-old woman, who lives in Lenexa and attended Shawnee Mission schools, said the Aug. 9 incident occurred after the assistant manager had asked multiple times to see her hair over the past two months at the Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant on West 87th Street Parkway.