Pollenzo (Cuneo), October 19 - Italian automaker Fiat on Friday suggested that it would be taking legal action against an appeals court ruling ordering laid-off workers to be rehired. The company said in a statement that it reserved the right "to every kind of legal initiative in opposition (to the ruling), including making an appeal to the Supreme Court of Cassation," Italy's highest court. The statement came after the Rome Court of Appeals on Friday overturned an appeal lodged by Fiat against a ruling by a lower court that 145 workers laid off from a Fiat factory in Pomigliano D'Arco near Naples should be rehired. The laid-off employees are all members of the Italian metal workers' union FIOM, which has been locked in a battle with the car manufacturer over factory-specific policies implemented at Pomigliano that it says are in violation of the Italian Constitution. On Friday Fiat also said that the number of workers currently employed at the Pomigliano factory is more than adequate, adding that it has already had recourse to temporary layoffs for a total of 20 working days in the last few months due to the poor performance of the European auto market.