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March 24, 2023, 10:11 PM

Bed Bath & Beyond Sued Over Layoffs, Alleged WARN Act Violations

John Woolley
John Woolley

A former store manager brought a proposed class action Friday against Bed Bath & Beyond after the retail chain shut down a Harmon-branded store in New Jersey.

Michael Palmeri, in his complaint filed in the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, alleged Harmon Stores Inc. and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. violated federal and New Jersey labor laws by not providing advanced notice of a “mass layoff” earlier this year.

Bed Bath & Beyond allegedly reduced its workforce by approximately 33%, according to the complaint. The action left at least 50 full-time employees, including Palmeri, out of ...

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