The Wall Street Journal: Employees of shuttered ITT sue over sudden layoffs

A laid-off teacher and an office staffer at ITT Educational Services filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking class-action status on behalf of the 8,000 employees caught up in the closure of the embattled for-profit school operator.

The lawsuit seeks to hold the Indiana company to account for failing to give the 60-days notice required under federal law when large numbers of employees are terminated en masse.

Read: College chain ITT to officially shut down

ITT on Tuesday suddenly announced it was closing some 130 locations, due to a decision by the federal government to cut off financial aid to new students.

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