A lawsuit involving thousands of former Shopko employees in Wisconsin has been settled for $3 million.
On Thursday, October 15, a $3.018 million settlement was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska. The settlement comes from a May 2019 lawsuit where over 3,000 former Shopko employees claimed that they weren’t given severance pay after Shopko filed for bankruptcy. Shopko was based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and closed all stores in June 2019.
According to WBAY and the class action settlement announcement, “Shopko denies that it owes any severance pay. Nevertheless, Shopko has reached an agreement with the Class Representatives to settle the asserted claims for the entire class of similarly situated former employees.”
Checks are due to be distributed within the next 100 calendar days, and if these checks are not cashed within 180 days or if they’re returned as void, the funds will be given to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin or Brown County United Wa