Twitter is being sued by class for laying off employees without prior notice

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According to recent information from Bloomberg, Twitter has been sued due to new boss Elon Musk’s plan to lay off about 3,700 employees at this company. Twitter employees allege that the company is doing it without enough notice, thus violating federal and California law.

Specifically, a class action lawsuit was filed in San Francisco federal court on November 3.

Earlier, in an email to employees, Twitter said it planned to start cutting staff from November 4. Musk wants to lay off half of his workforce, planning to cut costs for the social networking platform he spent $44 billion to buy last month, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg says federal law restricts large companies from making mass layoffs without at least 60 days’ notice.

Twitter has not yet made any announcements or responded to requests for comment regarding the mass layoffs.

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The lawsuit asks the court to issue an order that requires Twitter to comply with the law and restrict the company from soliciting employees to sign documents that could disqualify them from litigation.

We filed this lawsuit tonight (November 3rd) in an effort to ensure that employees are aware that they should not waive their rights ,” said Shannon Liss-Riordan, the attorney filing the complaint, said in an interview.

Liss-Riordan previously sued Musk’s electric car company Tesla over similar claims in June when it laid off about 10% of its workforce. Two former employees say they have been terminated from Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada. According to the lawsuit, more than 500 employees were laid off at the plant.

These people allege Tesla failed to comply with the federal law on mass layoffs requiring 60-day notice under the US Retraining and Adjustment Notification Act.

Tesla only notified employees that the termination would be effective immediately,” the lawsuit states. For his part, Musk didn’t mind the lawsuit, calling it “trivial ” in an interview this past June.

Now, let’s see if Musk continues to violate US worker protection laws. He’s doing the same thing he did at Tesla a few months ago, ” Liss-Riordan said.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that the layoff process had already begun. Those who were laid off were instructed to pack up their belongings at the office, go home, and not return to the office from the next day. Sign “Twitter” at the end of the email.

In an effort to put Twitter on a healthy path, we will be going through staff reductions. This will affect some individuals who have made a valuable contribution to Twitter but unfortunately it is necessary to ensure the future success of the company ,” reads one of Twitter’s emails.

Source: Bloomberg

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