Fisker Fires Workers, Gets Sued
By: Bertel Schmitt
Posted: April 8, 2013
On Friday, Fisker fired most of its rank-and-file employees, 160 out of ** 210, and promptly got into hot water for doing so. The law firm Raisner Roupinian LLP filed a class-action lawsuit for not giving employees * 60-day notice under California’s WARN act.
“We contend Fisker ordered mass layoffs on or about April 5, 2013 without providing its employees with advance written notice. The Case is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California,” says Raisner Roupinian LLP’s website. The firm is seeking 60 days wages and benefits for former employees. The wheels of justice better move fast. Siliconbeat says that “many speculate that Fisker could file for bankruptcy as early as Monday.”
According to Reuters, the 160 fired were told that the company could not afford to give them severance payments. 53 senior managers and executives were asked to stay on board, “primarily to pursue buyers for the company’s assets,” Reuters says. The Raisner Roupinian LLP lawfirm is the same that sued ill-fated Solyndra, another fine example of government investments into green technologies.