March 18, 2009

Cook County employee who said she was laid off illegally to get $100,000

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A former Cook County recorder of deeds employee will get $100,000 after alleging in a lawsuit she was illegally laid off so politically connected employees with less experience could keep their jobs.

The County Board agreed Tuesday to pay Jan Sudak after she sued Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore in federal court after she was laid off in March 2007 amid job reductions imposed to balance the county budget.

Moore said the settlement did not involve any admission of wrongdoing.

Source: Chicago Tribune

February 10, 2009

Lawsuit is filed over Qimonda layoffs

A laid-off Qimonda worker is suing the Munich (Germany) DRAM chip maker for two months’ pay and benefits in a federal class-action case. It is alleged that the worker – Carl Jackson – and others were not given the 60-day written notice of their terminations, or 60 days’ pay, that the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification — WARN — Act requires.

Court papers estimated the damages sought at $20 million but, said New York employment-rights lawyer Raisner, “it could be much less, it could be much more,” depending on the number of employees affected and their actual wages and benefits.

Qimonda announced 1,500 layoffs — including Jackson’s, the court papers said — at its memory-chip plant in Sandston[,VA] this week. Those came on top of 1,200 job cuts last fall.

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

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