Bayou Steel Lawsuit | WARN Act | We Fight for Plant Workers


In late September of 2019, nearly 400 employees working in a LaPlace, Louisiana plant lost their jobs when it was suddenly announced that the Bayou Steel plant was closing down. The Bayou Steel plant, located near the Mississippi River produced structural steel and beams and had been a part of the LaPlace, Louisiana community since 1979.

Some of the employees learned of their terminations directly from their supervisors, but most of them heard through word of mouth from other coworkers, through text messages, and even via Facebook.

Since then, Peiffer Wolf has been able to represent these strong Louisiana workers as a result of Bayou Steel’s failure to provide its workers with the notification required under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (the “WARN Act”).

Through this lawsuit, we are seeking damages in the amount of sixty (60) days’ pay and benefits, by reason of Defendants violation of the WARN Act. These hard working Louisianans were employees of Bayou Steel for purposes of the WARN Act and were terminated as part of a mass layoff and/or plant closing ordered by Bayou Steel. We believe that Bayou Steel violated federal law by failing to give the former employees of Bayou Steel sixty (60) days advance notice as required by law.

Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane is a national law firm with offices in Louisiana, Texas, New York, California, Missouri, and Ohio. We put together a sophisticated team of lawyers from around the country to represent the former employees of Bayou Steel.


In late September of 2019, without any advance warning or notice, former employees of Bayou Steel learned that their positions were terminated as a result of the closure of the Bayou Steel facilities in LaPlace, LA.

None of the employees received any notice or warning that Bayou Steel was closing their facilities, and the unexpected closure came as a complete surprise to state and local officials. St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom confirmed that neither she, nor the State of Louisiana were given any advance warning.


On this day in September, nearly 400 employees learned either directly or indirectly that they were terminated effective immediately as a result of the imminent closure of Bayou Steel’s facilities. 

Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane is a national law firm with offices in Louisiana, Texas, New York, Ohio, Missouri, and California. Peiffer Wolf is nationally recognized for representing individuals who have been the victims of negligence, fraud, or the misconduct of powerful interests. We are smart, experienced, and dedicated professionals who work tirelessly for our clients and take pride in the pursuit of justice on their behalf.


If you lost your job at Bayou Steel in LaPlace, we’ll fight to get you 60 days wages and benefits. Contact Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane for a FREE Consultation by filling out our simple online Contact Form or by calling 504-523-2434.

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