Fisker Automotive, hours after dismissing about 75 percent of its employees, was hit with a federal lawsuit accusing the company of breaking the law that requires employers to give workers advance notice of mass layoffs.

The cash-strapped maker of luxury plug-in hybrids laid off 160 of its roughly 210 employees Friday morning At about 8:30 a.m., Fisker employees were seen beginning to leave company headquarters in Anaheim, Calif., some carrying boxes and many with large white envelopes.

Several former Fisker employees interviewed by Automotive News outside Fisker's headquarters said they were given no severance pay, other than compensation for unused vacation days.


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Fisker Under Fire For Illegally Laying Off Employees

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