Franklin Co. Miner Filing Suit Against Former Employer

Franklin Co. — A Franklin County Coal miner is filing suit against his former employer. According to a report from KFVS-TV, Carl Leeper, a former employee of the Hamilton County Coal LLC has filed a class action against Alliance Resource Partners and Hamilton County Coal for failing to provide 60 days advanced notice as agreed to in Worker Adjustment and Retaining Act or WARN when the company announced the temporary layoff of around 200 employees on February 5th. Leeper said through an attorney that he and others let go that day were given less than 24-hours’ notice. In the suit, Leeper is requesting back pay, restoration of benefits and cost to cover court fees.