The Messenger Sued by Ex-Workers Over Mass Layoffs Without Notice

February 02, 2024

Just a day after folding, embattled startup The Messenger has been sued by former employees. Workers at The Messenger discovered Wednesday the company was shutting down for good from The New York Times. The complaint notes that the ex-workers were terminated without cause as a “foreseeable result” of mass layoffs. The WARN Act applies to private business with 50 or more full-time employees and covers mass layoffs involving 25 or more workers. It noted that it’s permitted to send less than 90 days notice because it was “unsuccessful” in raising the capital necessary to continue operations.