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Twitter is being sued by former employees for Elon Musk’s mass dismissal


The lawsuit alleges that the workers were not given adequate notice of their layoffs under both the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and the California WARN Act. These practices require companies to notify employees at least 60 days in advance of mass layoffs.

“Look Ma, I’m suing Twitter”

The lawsuit was filed to “ensure that employees are aware that they should not give up their rights and that they have an avenue to pursue their rights,” said Shannon Liss-Riordan, the attorney who filed the complaint in Thursday night, told Bloomberg.

The lawsuit was filed in US District Court in San Francisco and names five workers as plaintiffs. The suit notes that one of the named plaintiffs was fired at the time of filing, while three others had their corporate accounts locked – an action that allegedly indicates they will soon be officially terminated. terminate the contract.

One of the plaintiffs named in the lawsuit, Manu Cornet, tweeted about their involvement: “It wasn’t originally intended to do anything like this… But… Look, I’m sue Twitter.”

Twitter notified employees on Friday, November 4, in an unsigned memo that “in an effort to [the company] on a healthy path, “it will be” to reduce our global workforce. “Musk is expected to cut about half of Twitter’s estimated 7,500 employees as part of the company’s efforts to reduce costs.

This is not the first time Musk’s management style has led to class action lawsuits. Two former employees at Tesla sue the company in june for violating the same WARN Act.

At the time of publication, Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.

You can read the full lawsuit below:

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