Three New Jersey stockbrokers who were forced to forfeittheir contributions into a Salomon Smith Barney employee stock-purchasing plan when they left the brokerage firm have filed aclass-action suit against their former employer.

The complaint, Rosen v. Smith Barney Inc., filed Oct. 1 inEssex County Superior Court, seeks to recover the money that pastand current employees invested in the company’s CapitolAccumulation Program.