Twitter is sued for mass layoffs: Report

According to the report, Twitter employees claim the company is firing staff without giving them adequate notice in violation of federal and California law.


Elon Musk’s proposal to cut 3,700 jobs from the social media platform, or almost half of its employment, has led to a lawsuit against Twitter Inc., which the company’s employees claim was done without providing adequate notice and in violation of federal and California law.

On Thursday, a federal court in San Francisco received a class-action lawsuit.

Twitter informed personnel through email that it would begin staff reductions on Friday. According to those with knowledge of the situation, Musk has committed to reduce expenses at the platform he recently paid $44 billion for.

Large corporations are prohibited from implementing mass layoffs without providing at least 60 days’ notice under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

A request for comment from Twitter did not immediately receive a response.

The lawsuit requests that the court issue an order ordering Twitter to abide with the WARN Act and prohibiting the firm from asking staff members to sign agreements that would waive their right to participate in legal proceedings.

When the electric vehicle manufacturer led by Musk let go of around 10% of its workers in June, Liss-Riordan filed a lawsuit against the company with identical allegations.

The workers in that lawsuit were ordered by Tesla to pursue their claims through secretive arbitration rather than in front of a judge.

In a conversation with Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the Qatar Economic Forum in June, Elon Musk called the Tesla lawsuit “trivial.”

“We will now see if he is going to continue to thumb his nose at the laws of this country that protect employees,” Liss-Riordan said of Musk. “It appears that he’s repeating the same playbook of what he did at Tesla.”