The lawsuits allege that the for-profit chain, which employed about 8,000 people, violated the federal Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act. That law requires a notice of 60 days before mass layoffs and affects employers with more than 100 employees and business sites with more than 50 workers.
ITT announced its closure Tuesday following the U.S. Department of Education's decision to ban the for-profit from accepting new students who receive federal student loans.
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