Original Article - N.J. woman who ran 2 Dunkin’ Donuts Stores Sues Company for Racial Discrimination (Her Name is Pritti Shetty!)
A Morris County woman who ran two Dunkin’ Donuts stores in northern New Jersey is suing the coffee-and-donut chain for racial discrimination, according to a report on NYPost.com.
Priti Shetty, an Indian-American from Montville, alleges that a Dunkin’ brand rep told her she was not “servile enough” as an Indian woman.
Shetty says the company tried to force her to keep her stores in the Oak Ridge section of Jefferson and Wantage open for 24 hours even thought she showed that doing so would be a money loser when expenses where factored in.
She also claims that Dunkin Donuts refused to let her open a third store in the Stockholm section of Hardyston as it is required to do in its franchise agreements because she didn’t want to have a drive-in at the location. Shetty alleges a male franchisee was allowed to open a store in that location without a drive-thru window soon after her request, the report said.