A former employee of Borders filed a class-action employment lawsuit against the bookseller claiming a required 60-day notice not given before layoff. The lawsuit was filed in New York by former employee Jared Pinsker on behalf of a class of 300 other ex-Borders employees from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The lawsuit claims Borders didn’t follow federal guidelines during layoffs of the Michigan headquarter employees in July 2011. The suit also alleges that Borders was a company required by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act to give employees 60 days’ notice before conducting mass layoffs of at least 33 percent of a given facility’s workforce.
The complaint alleges that Pinsker and his colleagues received no notice when let go between July 23 and August 23, 2011. Borders filed bankruptcy in February and announced in July it would go out of business and lay off its roughly 11,000 employees.
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Winter Park Florida lawyers Eric Lanigan and Roddy Lanigan have 38 years and seven years of experience in employment law and in class-action lawsuits representing individuals or groups in business and civil litigation.
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