ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) — Two Earth Fare employees are taking legal action against the closing grocery store on behalf of their more than 3,000 coworkers.

According to ABC-affiliate WLOS, the class-action lawsuit, filed by two women in Tennessee and Florida, claims the grocery store chain violated the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act, a federal law intended to protect workers when large-scale employers close up shop.

Earth Fare announced Monday it will close all of its stores, including locations in Raleigh and Morrisville.

“Two in 3,500. I wouldn’t be able to do it, I wouldn’t have the backbone, I wouldn’t know where to start,” Jeff Swart, an Earth Fare employee in Asheville, told WLOS.

The WARN Act requires employers with at least 100 workers to give written notice 60

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