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SpaceX Hit With 2nd Class Action Over July Layoffs

Law360, New York (August 27, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT) -- Space Exploration Technologies Corp. was hit with another proposed class action in California state court on Tuesday over the aerospace company’s alleged failure to give workers notice of a mass layoff in July, marking at least the second suit over the firings.

Former SpaceX employee Laura Barragan claims the Elon Musk-founded company neglected to give her and other workers a written warning of the July 21 mass layoffs at its Hawthorne, California, facility, in violation of the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act’s 60-day written notice requirement.

The suit comes roughly three weeks after two other ex-SpaceX workers — both...

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