Oil and Gas Workers in Company’s Marshall, TX and Weatherford, TX Offices Terminated Without Proper Notice
DALLAS (March 24, 2015) – The national law firm of Baron & Budd has filed a lawsuit against energy company Go Frac, LLC for terminating the employment workers in violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. Employees working at the company’s offices in Marshall, TX and Weatherford, TX who were let go without the proper amount of notice may be able to take legal action in order to obtain back pay and benefits. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. (In Re: Civil Action No. 2:15-cv-199)
The WARN Act, which went into law in 1989, is designed to allow workers an adjustment period from the time expected employment losses are announced to the time they are officially let go. The law mandates that workers have the opportunity to either find a new job in their field or to obtain training in another profession. Companies that have 100 workers or more must give their employees a 60-day written notice of “plant closings” or “mass layoffs.” Workers may be able to seek compensation if a company covered by the WARN Act ends their employment without proper notice.
Go Frac LLC has several district offices in Texas, including Marshall, TX, Weatherford, TX and Midland, TX. The company also maintains an office in Cambridge, Ohio. Workers filing suit against Go Frac primarily worked as fracking and field equipment workers. However, other types of employees, including administrative assistance, mechanics, dispatchers and other support workers suffered employment losses as well.
“Employees who have served a company faithfully deserve a much better fate than to be cast aside without prior notice,” said Allen Vaught, manager of the Employment Law Section of the national law firm of Baron & Budd. “The WARN Act was put in place as a safeguard for workers and their families, and we will vigorously represent workers whose rights have been violated by their employers.”
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