Two former Tesla employees filed a lawsuit against the EV maker Sunday alleging that the company did not provide the 60 days of advance notice required by federal law during a recent round of layoffs.
It’s the latest in a recent spate of suits brought by former employees against Tesla, but the first filed since CEO Elon Musk’s June 2 warning that a coming economic downturn would force the company to lay off 10% of its salaried workforce.
The company has since revised its target to just over 3%, Musk said in a Bloomberg News interview at the Qatar Economic Forum last week.
The suit seeks class action status for Tesla employees laid off in the U.S. in May or June without the 60-day advance notice required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, as well as pay and benefits for the 60-day notification period.
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