WARN Act Lawsuit Filed Against ITT Educational Services
C&T has filed a proposed class proof of claim in the bankruptcy proceedings of Indiana-based educational services provider ITT Educational Services, Inc. (“ITT”) in the wake of ITT’s abrupt announcement that it has closed its doors at ITT Technical Institutes across the nation as of September 6, 2016. ITT is known for running hundreds of technical institutes across the United States operating under the name ITT Technical Institute or ITT Tech. The complaint alleges that on September 6, 2016—after ITT had told its employees to take an extra paid vacation day extending the Labor Day weekend holiday—ITT sent its employees an email indicating that their employment with ITT is terminated. ITT employees received no prior warning or notice that their positions would be terminated. Approximately 8,000 employees were terminated by ITT without prior notice.
The claim filed by C&T alleges that ITT failed to provide the requisite 60 day notice under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN Act”) for mass layoffs and/or plant closings. The claim seeks statutory damages for 60 days of back pay as provided for under the WARN Act, as well as other relief. This claim has been filed in ITT’s bankruptcy case in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
If you were abruptly terminated by ITT on September 6, 2016 and would like to discuss or participate in this lawsuit, please contact the attorneys listed below.