Just a few hours after Fisker announced a major layoff, a new problem occurred as the company is now facing a federal lawsuit.

Just a few hours after Fisker announced a major layoff, a new problem occurred as the company is now facing a federal lawsuit.

Fisker Automotive revealed on Friday morning that 160 workers (out of an approximate 210-employee staff) were fired. On the same day the company was sued because they did not notify the affected employees of their layoff at least 60 days ahead of time. This is required by the U.S. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

In addition, Fisker is being accused they didn't pay employees their wages and other benefits they would have obtained during those three months after the notice. There are some exceptions in the WARN law related to "unforeseeable business circumstances" and a "faltering company" which could very well be the case of Fisker Automotive.

Regardless of the lawsuit's outcome, Fisker's chances of revival are minimal at the moment.

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