In the short period of time that Elon Musk has been in charge of Twitter, he has fired Twitter employees left and right, which is now getting him into trouble for his actions. A class-action lawsuit is being launched by former Twitter employees who were fired by Musk in the wake of the mass layoffs caused by the emergence of Musk as Twitter’s CEO.
There are allegations in the lawsuit that the fired workers did not receive adequate notice before they were terminated according to both the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). A mass termination must be announced at least 60 days prior to the termination taking place, under both of these acts.
Twitter has not filed a WARN act as of the 31st of October, according to California’s list of WARN acts.
Earlier this week, Shannon Liss-Riordan, an attorney who filed the complaint on behalf of her client was seeking to:
In order to ensure that employees are aware of their rights and that they have an avenue to pursue them, it is important to make sure that they do not sign away those rights.
In a lawsuit filed in US District Court in San Francisco, five former Twitter employees are named as plaintiffs, along with the tweeter. Furthermore, according to the report, one of the workers had already been terminated prior to the filing while three of them had been locked out of the company accounts, which means it’s likely they’ll be terminated soon.
It has been announced by Twitter that in an unsigned memo issued on November 4th that it will be reducing its global workforce in an effort to put the company “on a healthy path.” It has been speculated that Musk would cut down to about half of Twitter’s estimated 7,500 employees in order to reduce the company’s costs.
He is also reported to have ordered employees to reduce the cost of infrastructure by $1 billion, according to reports.