Enterprise Denied Appeal on Second Question in Covid Layoff Suit

June 25, 2021, 5:28 PM

Enterprise Holdings Inc. failed to convince the Eleventh Circuit to immediately consider whether a lower court properly certified as a nationwide class action a former employee’s suit challenging layoffs affecting her and other workers on short notice in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The rental car company urged the appeals court to quickly take up the issue in tandem with its argument that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida also wrongly rejected the company’s “natural disaster” defense in Elva Benson’s suit under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The coronavirus outbreak and ensuing government ...

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