An amended complaint by the former workers at NC trucking company Freightworks LLC was filed Monday in federal court. The original complaint was filed March 23, 2023. The former workers allege they were not given advance warning of Freightwork’s closing and were not compensated under the WARN Act.
Named plaintiffs Martin Oshea and Misty Chapman in a proposed class action suit state the workers should have been given at least a 60 days notice to the company closing. Freightworks LLC shut down on March 6, 2023. Employees received a letter from human resources two days later confirming the end of their employment as of March 6.
After the March 23 fiing Freightworks C offered $1500 to laid off employees in exchange for the release of any claims they had under the WARN Act.
Workers are seeking class certification and are demanding unpaid wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, accrued holiday and vacation pay, pension and 401(k) contributions and other ERISA benefits for the 60 days after they were laid off.
The case will be heard in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.