Fisker Automotive, Inc.
On April 5, 2013, we filed suit against Fisker Automotive, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, seeking to recover 60 days’ wages and benefits for former employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN”) and the California WARN Act. We contend Fisker ordered mass layoffs on or about April 5, 2013 without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case was certified as a class action and notice of the class action was mailed to the members of the class on September 5, 2013.
On November 26, 2013, we filed a WARN Act suit against Fisker Automotive, Inc in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware where Fisker filed for Bankruptcy.
On September 9, 2020, after trial and further litigation, the parties filed a joint motion seeking court approval of a proposed settlement of the WARN claims. A hearing to preliminarily approve the settlement is scheduled for October 21, 2020. If the Court grants preliminary approval, a notice will be mailed to the members of the class setting forth the terms of the settlement and the date of the final hearing.
If this mass layoff affected you, Raisner Roupinian LLP can provide you with updated information regarding your rights in this case. Generally, the WARN Act requires companies to provide their employees with 60 days written notice in advance of a mass layoff or plant closing. In the absence of such notice, employers may be liable to each affected employee for 60 days wages and benefits.
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