Former employees of a major government contractor are filing a class action lawsuit claiming the company did not follow the directives of the 1988 Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act when issuing layoff notices, Politico reported.
The three employees behind the lawsuit against L-3 Communications argue that they were laid off without the 60 day notice mandated by the WARN Act, according to Politico. They are seeking compensation for the days they would have worked if they had been given the proper notice period.
The Labor Department last year instructed contractors not to send WARN Act notices for sequestration-related layoffs. The Office of Management and Budget in September said agencies would cover contractors’ “liability and litigation costs” related to such notices if they followed Labor’s guidelines.