Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Dunkin' joins program to verify if workers are legal
Chain's use of database to fire employees who don't check out angers advocates for immigrants
By Lisa Kocian, Globe Staff May 30, 2006
You may have already seen the signs popping up at your local Dunkin' Donuts shop: ``We follow the law! This company hires lawful workers only. " The signs, which have begun appearing in shops around Boston, make public the company's participation, starting June 1, in a voluntary federal program that enables employers to quickly check the immigration status of new hires.
Dunkin' Donuts is requiring all of its franchisees to participate in the Basic Pilot Program, which allows employers to verify a worker's status using online databases from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

The company chose to participate in the program partly because it sometimes receives complaints from customers who assume its workers -- especially those whose first language isn't English -- are in the United States illegally.
Some advocates for immigrants dislike the program because they say the databases contain errors, which could lead to people being unfairly fired.

It is about time Dunkin Donuts followed the law. Yesterday I witnessed FIRST HAND at Dunkin Donuts how this new "policy" works. IT WAS SUCH A PLEASURE not having to repeat my order 2 or 3 times to a NON ENGLISH SPEAKING EMPLOYEE!! Hells Bells I only had to give my order ONCE and to top it off I got what I ordered! WOW!!! And to all those detractors that say AMERICANS won't do these types of jobs, well I didn't see any shortage of help there. Somehow I feel a tad liberated about this and so should every other person who has been forced to suffer with the task of dealing with ILLEGAL WORKERS in a very public and retail location. Now excuse me while I go and grab a cup of coffee and a donut at Dunkin Donuts!


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May 30, 2006 7:44 AM  
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May 30, 2006 8:07 AM  

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