Fisker Sued by Laid-Off Employees
Late last week the EV company decided to furlough more employees and get rid of its entire public relations team. The measure was taken to help conserve cash and value until a new owner is found, but it turned against Fisker as a federal lawsuit.
To put it simple, the 160 dismissed workers are accusing the company of breaking the law that requires employers to give employees advance notice of mass layoffs. In addition, they claim they were given no severance pay, other than compensation for unused vacation days.
Thus Fisker now has to deal with being accused of violating rules set by both the Federa WARN act and California's WARN Act, as well as failing to notify the state's Employment Development Department of the massive layoffs.
The Anaheim-based automaker has laid off about 75% of its 210 employees until now.
Story via Automotive News