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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) — A class action lawsuit was filed Friday against the fire truck manufacturer, American LaFrance, on behalf of two former employees.
According to a release on Richardson Patrick Westbrook & Brickman’s website, the two former employees filed the suit against the plant claiming the employees were not given federally mandated notice of the shutdown.
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act gives protections to employees and their families by requiring businesses to give at least 60 days notice of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs.
The layoffs and shutdown of the Moncks Corner plant came suddenly on Jan. 17.
According to the law firm, the two employees filing the suit had worked for American LaFrance for nearly 10 years.
“These employees have been left out in the cold. Not only did they lose wages and benefits, they lost the time they