PHILADELPHIA — A former Dunkin Donuts employees is suing the company, alleging he was forced to resign after repeated acts of discrimination and retaliation.
Adel Hendawy filed a lawsuit on Feb. 22 in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against APS Management Inc., doing business as Dunkin Donuts, citing violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
According to the complaint, Hendawy was hired by the defendant on March 3, 2014, as a director of operations. The plaintiff claims that during his employment the defendant racially discriminated against his employees and pressured Handawy to lie in connection with an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation.
Hendawy avers that after he reported the alleged unethical behavior to his superiors, he was demoted on Nov. 1, 2014 and was subsequently forced to resign on Nov. 30, 2014.
Hendawy seeks compensatory damages for lost earnings and benefits, punitive damages, costs of the action, attorneys’ fees, and a trial by jury. He is represented by James A. Bell IV in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00836-CMR