A lawsuit filed against Bill Heard Enterprises claims the company, which had the largest chain of Chevrolet dealerships in the country, violated federal labor law when it fired thousands of employees last month. A former employee, Edward Kratzel, who worked at a Bill Heard dealership in Las Vegas, filed the suit in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Alabama. Kratzel was one of more than 2,000 employees who lost his job when the Columbus, Georgia-based company closed all of its remaining dealerships on September 24th. The suit against Bill Heard and about two dozen affiliated companies alleges the companies violated the workers’ rights under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. Class action status is being sought on behalf of all of the fired employees in the suit.
Source: Associated Press
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