Bosch Faces ERISA Action Over Plant Closure

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT) -- Former employees of Robert Bosch NA lodged a proposed class action Friday alleging the auto parts company violated the Employment Retirement Income Security Act by closing a Tennessee plant to interfere with workers’ rights to future pension and health benefits.

Three named plaintiffs brought a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee on behalf of 100 former employees at Bosch’s automotive chassis brake division in Johnson City, Tenn.

After announcing in 2009 that it would lay off 10 percent of its...
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