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AT THE OFFICE: No notice given before layoffs? It could be illegal

Published 04/17/2009, The Orlando Sentinel

The end came abruptly for Sterling Casino cruise-ship employees. One evening last July they were steaming out to sea with 800 gamblers on board, and the next morning their jobs were gone. Sterling had ceased operations at Port Canaveral and given its workers no notice. "They basically padlocked the gate," said Hywel Jones, a floor supervisor with Sterling about two years. "They didn't tell us a thing."

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