NEW YORK — Chipotle is facing a lawsuit from the city's Department of Consumer and Worker Protections over unfair labor practices.

The suit claims Chipotle shorted workers on scheduling pay premiums and failed to give current workers access to open shifts before hiring new employees.

It also claims the chain unlawfully kept workers from calling out sick for covered reasons and disciplined them when they did call out.

The agency estimates each of the 6,500 workers at Chipotle stores experienced at least one violation. 

The company made a statement to the New York Times, describing the lawsuit as a dramatic overreach.