Dunkin', formerly Dunkin' Donuts, gets on the right side of history:
The world famous doughnut maker Dunkin', outraged that some franchises are not using the required E-Verify system to make sure its workers are documented, has moved to oust the owners and take over the restaurants.
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."
It added, "The franchisees had failed to use the E-Verify program as their contracts required, according to DD's lawyers. E-Verify is a government-provided system that informs employers whether or not a worker is in legal status. There is no charge for its usage."
The doughnut, sandwich, and coffee firm has said it won't comment on pending legislation.