Losing a job can be devastating to an employee and his or her family. When everyone in a company loses their job, it can be devastating to an entire community. To help workers and communities cope with job loss, many large companies are required by federal law to give 60 days advance notice of mass layoffs or plant closures. If a company fails to comply, employees may be able to bring suit to obtain compensation and damages. If you lost your job in a mass layoff that occurred with little or no warning, the employee rights attorneys at Watson & Norris, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, are ready to help you.
Under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, you may be protected if your job loss occurs as part of:
You are protected by WARN if:
Remedies available to workers who do not receive written notice 60 days in advance of a mass layoff or plant closing may include back pay and benefits for up to 60 days and damages.