HMH violates WARN?
Not sure. But very likely they violate the ADEA act (protects 40 year + aged employees). To protect themselves they documented reviews and "9 scales" to defend against an audit - but which by themselves are inherently biased. I am virtually certain that this age category disproportionally is scored low in the "Growth" category, as untrained and unknowing managers tend to favor young up and coming staff instead. Would love to see the state audit their demographics (layoff vs retained).