Ex-Townsends Workers Sue For Unused Vacation Pay

Law360, New York (April 18, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT) -- Former employees of Townsends Inc. filed a class action against the bankrupt poultry processor Monday in Delaware for vacation pay they say they are owed after being laid off when the North Carolina facilities where they worked were sold.

The plaintiffs, former hourly, nonmanagerial employees, filed the suit on behalf of the estimated 1,325 workers laid off Feb. 25 at three Chatham County, N.C., facilities.

The employees became collateral damage in the asset sale approved by a bankruptcy judge Feb. 17 to Omtron USA LLC for...
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