Please note, my wife who was an SIU Manager was also laid off after 10 years of service. I work for an outsourced HR firm. After reviewing this case and the number of people laid off without warning, this places Kemper in breach of the WARNS ACT. Go gete'm!!! Know your rights. I've included information below: From the bottom of my heart, I wish you all well.
For a complete understanding of your rights click on https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ETA/Layoff/pdfs/WorkerWARN2003.pdf
HELP IS AVAILABLE IF YOU FEEL YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED
If you think that you may have a claim under WARN, you should consult an
attorney. Generally, where workers are successful in their suits, the employer pays legal fees incurred. However, if your suit is unsuccessful, you may be
liable for legal expenses. Under some circumstances, you may qualify for
legal services assistance based upon your income. Further information about
accessing such legal services can be found through your local Bar
If you are a union member, speak to your local representative or the union’s
legal department for specific information about possible legal claims.
Although the U.S. Department of Labor and your state have no enforcement
role in seeking damages for workers who did not receive adequate notice or
received no notice at all, they can assist you in finding a new job or learning
about training opportunities that are available to you whether or not you have
received a WARN notice. You may also call the National Toll-Free Help Line
(1-877-US-2JOBS or TTY: 1-877-889-5627) or link to www.servicelocator.org
to find out the most convenient local One-Stop Career Center location.
Please refer to the directory at the end of this guide to find out how to contact your state.
WARN is enforced through the U.S. District Courts. Workers, their representatives, and units of local government may bring individual or class action
suits against employers who they believe to be in violation of the Act. The
U.S. Department of Labor has no authority or legal standing in any enforcement action and cannot provide specific binding or authoritative advice or
guidance with respect to individual situations. The Department does, however, provide assistance in underst