Report: Owner of Melrose Dunkin' Donuts Stores Sued Over Tipping Policy
The Boston Globe reports that a Scrivanos Group employee has filed a lawsuit over the Dunkin' franchisee's no tipping policy.
The owner of both Melrose Dunkin' Donuts stores has been sued by an employee over the franchisee's no tipping policy, the Boston Globe reported yesterday.
The complaint filed against the Scrivanos Group filed in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday by Ron Meshna, who works at a North Reading Dunkin' Donuts owned by the company, alleges that the no tipping policy violates the Massachusetts Tips Law, the Globe reported.
Meshna's attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan has a history of representing plaintiffs in lawsuits regarding tips, the Globe reported, including a case where nine Logan Airport skycaps were awarded more than $235,000 in lost tips from American Airlines, and a case involved Fenway Park food service workers that resulted in a $1.5 million settlement.
The Scrivanos Group—a North Reading-based franchisee of Dunkin' Brands that operates over 120 store locations throughout New England—owns and operates the two Dunkin' Donuts stores in Melrose at 470 Lynn Fells Parkway and 348 Main St.