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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Report: Fisker faces lawsuit after surprise mass layoffs, failed to give workers ample notice time


Fisker Automotive has had it rough ever since they produced the first of their own Karma sedans. First the brand had an iffy launch, and not to mention, a grand number of Karma sedans were destroyed after Hurricane Sandy ruined the major port of Newark, NJ. And that’s just not even the surface of it as news has been circulating Fisker’s troubled internal operations, caused by disagreement between various parties involved with the small start-up brand.


Recently, Fisker shocked the auto world by announcing a cut of nearly 75% of its work force. However, the dismissals were so abrupt that Fisker is reportedly facing a federal law suit for breaking the law that requires employers to notify their workers well in advance of mass layoffs. Oh, did we forget to mention that Fisker’s own CEO and co-founder was forced to resign last month?

Some of Fisker’s employees were able to tell Automotive News that they received no severance pay, other than compensation for unused vacation days.

The suit was filed last Friday in the U.S. District Court in California after Fisker failed to notify their employees at least 60 days in advance.

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