Time to start going to Dunkin' Donuts more often. Back in June, 2006 Dunkin' Donuts announced that it would start using the Basic Pilot Program to screen for illegal aliens when hiring employees.
Now Dunkin' Donuts is suing one of its franchises, West Concord Donuts Inc., in West Concord, Massachusetts for hiring illegal aliens.
Dunkin’ Donuts appears to be cracking down on undocumented immigrants working at its franchises, and is accusing one franchisee in West Concord of not complying with laws.
The giant Canton-based donut and coffee chain earlier this week filed a lawsuit against a lone franchisee, West Concord Donuts Inc., claiming it had hired undocumented workers at its Dunkin’ outlet.
A spokesman for Dunkin’ Donuts said it doesn’t comment on pending litigation. But he said that last June, Dunkin’ agreed to voluntarily participate in the so-called “basic pilot” computer system that allows employers to verify whether workers are legally in the country and have Social Security numbers.
In its suit, Dunkin’ says West Concord Donuts “knowingly and purposefully breached” its franchise agreement by “violating” federal immigration and employment laws at its shop. The suit said owners “knowingly accepted false identification documents” for hiring purposes.
We need more companies like Dunkin' Donuts. Companies not afraid to insist that basic laws be upheld while still operating a profitable business.
America indeed does run on Dunkin! Jelly for me please!
Don't hire illegal immigrants? Fine. Let's see how many legal workers will be willing to get up out of bed at 3am to make donuts for minimum wage? Get real people.
Posted by: wadup on September 4, 2009 04:29 PM