Ex-Exec Sues Dunkin' Brands Over Bad Job References

Law360, New York (February 10, 2010, 5:13 PM EST) -- A former Dunkin' Brands Inc. executive has filed a breach of contract and defamation suit accusing the company and several executives of sullying his reputation and eliminating his opportunities for future employment.

When Michael O'Donovan left the company in 2007, the parties agreed to a separation pact that specifically prohibited Dunkin' executives from disparaging him, yet they provided damning references in at least six instances to prospective employers, according to the suit lodged Feb. 1 in Massachusetts' Norfolk County Superior Court.

Also listed as defendants are...
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