The laid-off employees of an Oxford call center that closed in April have filed a lawsuit against the company, arguing it did not give them advance notice of the closure. The suit claims CCS Global Holdings Inc. violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires companies with 50 or more full-time employees to give at least 60 days notice of layoffs.
Massachusetts-based CCS closed its Oxford call center in April, laying off 64. Three former employees -- Charlotte Cloutier, Mary Beardsley and Aaron Edwards -- filed a lawsuit against the company in U.S. District Court, seeking 60 days' pay for themselves and other workers, according to the Bangor Daily News. The lawsuit argues that employees placed at the call center by Bonney Staffing in October and subsequently hired should be counted among the number of full-time employees. The WARN act only requires employees who have worked at a company for at least six months to be counted.
CCS' attorney didn't provide comment to the paper.