A one-time Scooter Store employee takes aim at her old company--filing a lawsuit in the aftermath of recently losing her job.
Anna Urbina is represented by attorney Justin Hill. He said there are strict guidlines that must be followed when workers are let go from their jobs in large numbers by large companies.
"The WARN Act requires the Scooter Store to provide sixty days notice before they institute any sort of mass layoff" Hill told 550 KTSA News. He said that law was simply not followed in this case.
"The WARN Act is a federal law that was instituted to protect employees from this specific type of event where without any notice--or any warning--they're just all of a suddeen unemployed" Hill said.
Earlier in March, the Scooter Store sent furlough notices to workers--telling them they would no longer be paid--and not to return unless instructed to by the company. Urbina's suit is seeking sixty days worth of pay and benefits. Hill said he has been spesking to a number of former Scooter Store employees--and is seeking a class action status for the suit.
"The degree in which it has been frustrating--and really devastating to these people rellay runs the gamut. You have people who have been there 16 or 17 years--and you have people who have been there a year. Everybody's situation differs. You have single mothers, and you have people who have prepared for this" Hill said.