LEE COUNTY, Fla. - "It's very disrespectful, it's very irresponsible, for sure," says Brittany Ashabranner. She along with dozens of other co-workers lost their job this week, when the Fade Away Sports Bar and Grill shut down, without telling any of the employees.
"Its Possible," was the response from Ralph Palmer, an employee of the restaurant when asked if a 1 week notice would have allowed some of the employees to find a new job.
The owner himself, Steven Fata, has made negative headlines around the country. WINK News investigated and learned Fata is being taken to court over another company he is involved with. That company is Corporate Records Service also known as CRS.
United States Postal inspector Laura Carter says CRS offers to help you fill out forms that look as if they are required by the state, when they aren't and they charge you $125 dollars when they shouldn't .
"The forms these businesses were receiving looked legitimate they looked like a governmental document that was a requirement," says Carter.
We asked Fata's lawyer about the claims, he says, "I guess the only comment I can make to that is you can't believe everything you read on the internet."
When it comes to the restaurant closing, Fata's lawyer goes on to say, "It closed down unexpectedly for business reasons, and those business reasons are not public."
Now the Fade Away Sports Bar will do just that, leaving employees guessing about their futures.
"It's a mystery, says Ashabranner. "It's hurt everybody in different ways."
Many of the restaurant's employees recieved their paychecks Tuesday, after being sent home without one.