Worker alleges Swap.com failed to warn of mass layoff that affected nearly 200 employees

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Jun 8, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A Bolingbrook, Illinois company is alleged to have failed to warn nearly 200 employees in advance of a mass layoff.

Delaney Haefner, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on May 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division against Swap.com Inc. alleging violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 30 she and 196 employees of the defendant were terminated as part of a mass layoff. The plaintiff alleges employees were not warned 60 days in advance of the layoff as required by the WARN Act.

The plaintiff holds Swap.com Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide at least 60 days’ advance written notice of termination and failed to pay wages, commissions and bonuses within 60 days following their terminations and failed to make 401(k) contributions.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks attorneys’ fees, costs and disbursements and all other relief deemed just and proper. She is represented by Stuart J. Miller of Lankenau & Miller LLP in New York; Mary E. Olsen and M. Vance McCrary of The Gardner Firm PC in Mobile, Alabama; and Blair R. Zanzig and John F. Hiltz of Hitz & Zanzig LLC in Chicago.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division case number 1:18-cv-03682

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