employment claims in bankruptcy

Outten & Golden attorneys have represented thousands of employees whose former employers were in bankruptcy proceedings and can help put clients in the best possible position to recover most or all of what their former employers owe them in certain situations in bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy courts set deadlines for submitting claims against entities that are in bankruptcy so it is crucial for employees who have claims against employers in bankruptcy to act quickly. Some bankrupt employers still have money even after filing for bankruptcy, and employees have an advantage over some other creditors, both of which make it possible for some employees to recover money or damages their employers owe them. This can include money an employer owes for failing to give employees the notice required by the WARN Act before a mass layoff, reduction in force, or company closing.