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Neilson Mass Layoff Lawsuit
Laid Off Without Proper Pay?
We’re sorry, but we are no longer pursuing the Neilson mass layoff lawsuit. If you’d like to pursue a case, please promptly consult another attorney, as the passage of time may affect your rights.
We did previously file a class action lawsuit against Neilson Financial Services on behalf of employees who were laid off in late August 2018 without advance notice. According to the complaint, Neilson—which sells life insurance—called an all-employee meeting on August 20 at its Los Angeles location (6080 Center Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90045). There, the company informed employees that the Los Angeles office was shutting down, and nearly everyone was being terminated, effective immediately, the complaint said.
As the complaint explained, California mass layoff law requires that employers give 60 days’ advance notice of a mass layoff. When no notice is given, employees can recover damages of up to 60 days of wages and benefits (e.g. the monetary value of 60 days of health insurance coverage, 401(k) matching contributions, or vacation days).
As the complaint stated, California’s mass layoff law, the WARN Act, was designed to let employees get their lives in order rather than suddenly finding themselves out of a job.
After pursuing the case, Neilson told us that they have very few resources remaining to litigate or resolve the case. As a result, we are no longer pursuing this litigation.
Former Neilson employee?
You may contact us with questions.
What do former Neilson Financial Services employees need to do to participate in the class action?
Right now, the class action is on behalf of a proposed class that includes all California Neilson employees who were part of the mass layoff. It is up to the California state court whether to allow the case to proceed as a class action.
If the court certifies a class, notices will be sent to members of the class. At that point, you can choose whether you want to be part of the certified class, or whether you’d rather opt out of the class action.
Class actions are designed to help multiple people assert their rights at once and avoid the burden and expenses of individual suits. The class action against Neilson Financial Services seeks to vindicate the rights of all employees who were part of the mass layoff.
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