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Mass layoffs at Tesla, former employee sued

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  • 22 June, 2022 23:37:03

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News Desk: Two former workers have filed a case against electric car maker Tesla for mass layoffs. Tesla has been charged with violating federal law by firing workers without prior notice. The company, owned by Elon Musk, one of the world's richest men, laid off 500 workers this month. The lawsuit was filed in Texas District Court on Sunday, according to Reuters. The two plaintiffs were fired from Tesla's Gigafactory plant in Nevada in June. Plaintiff John Lynch was fired on June 10, and another defendant, Dexton Hartsfeed, was fired on June 15. They demanded the return of salary and other benefits of those who were sacked two months ago without any prior notice. Shannon Liz-Roden, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, told Reuters: "Tesla has clearly violated federal labor laws by cutting so many workers without giving the necessary notice. This is a heinous decision." In the lawsuit, Tesla employees complained that the company had not issued a notice 60 days in advance under the Workers' Adjustment and Retraining Act. Tesla has failed to comply with federal law without this notice. Former employees who were laid off in May and June across the United States will have to pay all the benefits they received during those two months. Tesla has not commented on the number of cuts. Reuters requested comment on the case. But the organization did not respond immediately. In an e-mail to Reuters, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the world's richest man, said earlier this month that he was "feeling bad" about the company's economy. For this, the company will have to reduce about 10 percent of its employees.

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