By William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
April 9, 2013
From the "it can't get any worse, can it?" file, Fisker has been smacked with a lawsuit by their former employees alleging the company violated the law when they were laid off.
Last Friday, Fisker announced they would be laying off 75% of their employees (about 160 employees) as "a necessary strategic step to... maximize the value of Fisker's core assets," which is complicated way of saying 'we're trying to conserve as much cash as possible'.
However, employees have sued Fisker in Federal court, stating the company violated the US Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Act which says a company must give employees 60 days of notice of a termination. The suit also alleges Fisker failed to pay the employees the wages and other benefits they would have earned in the 60 days following the layoffs.
Fisker's communications firm, Sitrick and Co said the company had no immediate comment concerning the suit.
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