The former employees of Tesla Inc have filed a lawsuit saying that the firm’s decision to conduct a ‘mass layoff’ in violation of federal law since the company did not offer adequate notice of the job layoffs.
Two workers filed the case late Sunday in Texas, alleging that they were fired from Tesla’s gigafactory plant in Sparks, Nevada, in June.
More than 500 employees were laid off at the Nevada factory, according to the lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, the workers claim the corporation failed to follow federal laws on mass layoffs, which require a 60-day notice period under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
They are requesting class action status on behalf of all former Tesla employees in the United States who were laid off without warning in May or June.
The complaint stated, ‘Tesla has merely advised the employees that their terminations will be effective immediately.’
Tesla did not reply to demands for comment on the complaint, despite the fact that it has not commented on the number of layoffs.
Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, warned earlier this month that the economy gave him a ‘very terrible vibe’ and that Tesla needs to slash workers by approximately 10%.
More than 20 Tesla employees identified themselves as having been laid off, let go, or had their jobs terminated this month.