Dunkin’ Sues Franchises for Not Using E-Verify

Trump admin has pushed corporate America to use system that checks working status of potential employees

Do you know a company that obeys the law?

Good for Dunkin’. I love their coffee and donuts.

When I also learned the corporation was angry that some of its franchises were not using the E-Verify system — which resulted in the removal of some owners — that made me love the place even more.

The E-Verify system checks whether or not workers are legally able to work in a U.S. establishment.

Several reports now claim the Dunkin’ based in Massachusetts has sued to stop 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 [the] 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 [acted] 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.”

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.” (source: The Washington Examiner)

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This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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