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Keegan Lee
Telltale Games is Being Sued by Former Employees
The story of Telltale's closure is far from over.
09.27.18 - 12:05 AM

Earlier this week, the gaming world was rocked by the sudden notice of developer Telltale Games's closing. All future IPs were cancelled, and the entire staff, minus a skeleton crew, were let go. However, it seems like Telltale broke a few laws during this process, and Telltale's former employees are looking for justice.

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A class-action lawsuit was filed earlier this week, by former Telltale employee Vernie Roberts, stating that Telltale let of of their employees without cause, and without providing them with advance warning. According to the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act, businesses with at least 100 full time employees must give a 60 day advance notification of mass layoffs. Telltale laid off approximately 275 employees with no severance and no advance warning, according to Roberts.

As of writing, Roberts is looking to take the case to court. If they win the lawsuit, Telltale will be forced to pay all former employee's 60 days worth of salary and benefits. No comments have been released from Telltale.

In addition, The Walking Dead: The Final Season has been pulled removed from all online sources. According to Telltale, this is a "temporary" stop to sales, though with all the issues currently happening, I have a hard time imaging we'll see the game come back up.

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Stay tuned to RPGFan for more news and info regarding the closure of Telltale Games.


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