TRO Imposed on Governor’s Plan to Cut Workers

Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to lay off more than 200 state workers hit a snag yesterday when Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon signed a temporary restraining order requested by state employees. McClendon scheduled a hearing for Monday to hear more about the suit, which alleges that the government is running afoul of a provision that 60-day notice be given prior to termination in order to give employees “career counseling, job testing and placement efforts.” The suit seeks a permanent injunction barring layoffs without notice, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.