More than 100 former employees accuse Twitter of law and rule violations
More than 100 former workers of the microblogging service Twitter have accused its new CEO, Elon Musk, of breaking a number of laws and business policies. The number of employees has been cut in half since Elon Musk took control of the company. When a picture of Twitter employees was shared and not a single woman was in it, the company’s more alarming side was exposed.
Elon has been accused of discriminating against women on his platform and failing to provide severance pay to fired employees. Elon has been criticized for reducing the workforce’s proportion of women. A total of 100 petitions for arbitration have been sent to the Twitter corporation, according to a lawyer named Shannon Liss-Riordan. Similar allegations are currently pending in the federal court in California.
Several employees signed the arbitration agreements rather than court paperwork against Elon and his company to strengthen their case. Employee participation in class actions will probably be prohibited if the case is arbitrated. An estimated 3,700 people have been fired as a result of Elon Musk’s ongoing cost-cutting measures after he paid $44 billion to acquire Twitter. This is part of Musk’s ongoing effort to cover expenses. Due to the difficult working conditions, many employees have even resigned on their own, in addition to being fired.
The corporation filed a lawsuit in arbitration alleging that it had fired numerous employees without giving them any advance notice, failed to pay promised severance, and discriminated against women. Workers who were absent from work due to illness or personal reasons were also fired without warning or explanation. Shannon Liss-Riordan asserted that after speaking with numerous laid-off workers, it’s possible that the employees would submit more legal claims to arbitration than those listed above. The lawyer must remain by the side of the workers, according to the order.
“The conduct of Twitter since Musk took over is incredibly egregious, and we will pursue every avenue to protect workers and extract from Twitter the compensation that is due to them,” she said.
According to the lawsuits currently ongoing against Twitter, the firm fired employees and other staff members without providing the legally required 60-day notice, did not permit disabled employees to work from home, and reduced the number of women employed by half. At least three complaints have been made to the American Labor Board regarding the firing of workers who voiced their opinions about the business, tried to organize a protest, or took other actions that are currently protected by labor law.