An employee of the shuttered FirstMed EMS has filed a class-action suit against the Wilmington-based company seeking 60 days worth of wages and other compensation for about 2,000 employees who lost their jobs Friday.
The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for Eastern North Carolina, says that FirstMed violated the federal WARN act in not giving advance written notice to employees of their terminations.
WARN, which stands for the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, requires employers under certain circumstances to provide 60 days’ notice of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. Though the law is a federal one, the notice would be filed with the N.C. Department of Commerce. No notice had been filed as of Tuesday.
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