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Former Twitter Employees Take Legal Action Over Mass Layoffs

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Former employees of Twitter have taken legal action against the company over mass layoffs.

These former employees claim they were not given enough notice under federal and California law that they had lost their jobs.

On Thursday, about five current or former Twitter employees filed the class-action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court. This includes Emmanuel Cornet, a software engineer known for his satirical cartoons critiquing Silicon Valley, who was fired on Tuesday, according to the complaint.

Days after Elon Musk took control of the company, Twitter informed employees on Thursday evening that it would begin laying off staff members.

They indicated in an email that staffers will receive a notice about their employment in their work email if they still have a job, or their personal email accounts if their “employment is impacted.”

Per reports, Twitter may cut 50% of its workforce or roughly 3,700 employees.

The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires employers to provide advance notice, generally within 60 days, of mass layoffs or plant closings.

“Plaintiffs file this action seeking to ensure that Twitter comply with the law and provide the requisite notice or severance payment in connection with the anticipated layoffs,” the complaint states.

The lawsuit asks the court to issue an order requiring Twitter to obey the WARN Act. It also seeks to prevent Twitter from soliciting employees to sign documents that could give up their right to participate in litigation.

Interesting times ahead!

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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