A former employee of electric car company Coda Automotive has filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the automaker conducted mass layoffs in December 2012 without giving workers 60 days notice. The lawsuit is the second alleged WARN Act violation filed against an electric car startup this year, following a lawsuit against Fisker Automotive last month, and is the third high profile alleged violation against a cleantech company, following Solyndra’s lawsuit in late 2011.
In the suit against Coda Automotive, former employee Tony Bulchack says that Coda laid off 125 employees around December 14, 2012. The complaint says that these workers weren’t given 60 days notice of the planned layoffs in writing. Now that Coda has filed for bankruptcy, the suit was filed in the bankruptcy court.
I’ve embedded the complain below: