Via American Action News:
Dunkin’, formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts, is firing store owners who’ve potentially hired illegal immigrants.
The move comes as reports that company executives were outraged certain franchises never used the required E-Verify system to ensure their employees’ documentation. (Washington Examiner)
According to several reports, the Massachusetts-based breakfast and lunch restaurant, which recently changed its name from Dunkin’ Donuts, has sued to stop those franchise owners from operating.
The most recent suits were filed in Delaware and Pennsylvania, “amid what appears to be a crackdown on franchisees employment verification practices,” according to Restaurant Business.
A post from Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, said, “Each of the lawsuits is similar. They each said that Dunkin’ reviewed employment verification documents and practices, found violations at the subject franchisee companies, terminated the operators’ franchise agreements and then swiftly moved to remove the franchisees from the restaurants.”
And the Center for Immigration Studies, citing a Law360 report, said, “the corporation filed a suit against multiple former franchisees’ with locations in Pennsylvania and Delaware’ stating that they were ‘sullying the coffee chain’s reputation … [when they] engaged in illegal hiring practices in breach of their contracts.'”