Twitter Has Begun Laying Off Up to 3,700 Employees, Is Now Being Sued For It
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Twitter Has Begun Laying Off Up to 3,700 Employees, Is Now Being Sued For It

Twitter Has Begun Laying Off Up to 3,700 Employees, Is Now Being Sued For It

Twitter and its new owner Elon Musk have began the layoff process at the firm which may see up to 3,700 people lose their jobs. In response, Twitter is being sued for not providing adequate notice for the layoffs since it is alleged to be in breach of federal and California law. To add insult to injury, marketers are starting to pull back on spending as the crisis escalates.

Twitter Has Begun Laying Off Up to 3,700 Employees, Is Now Being Sued For It

Twitter Has Begun Laying Off Up to 3,700 Employees, Is Now Being Sued For It

As reported by Bloomberg, Twitter sent out an employee letter stating, “In an attempt to set Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the unpleasant process of decreasing our worldwide staff on Friday.” The firm claimed it will contact its workers through e-mail by 9am PT on Friday, November 4. These personnel were given three possibilities as to what to anticipate;

Twitter Has Begun Laying Off Up to 3,700 Employees, Is Now Being Sued For It

If your job is not disrupted, you will get a message through your Twitter email
If your job is disrupted, you will get a message with next instructions through your personal email

In the event that you do not hear from twitter-hr@ by Friday, November 4 at 5pm PST, please contact [email protected].
“We know that this will effect a lot of employees who have made great contributions to Twitter, but this step is sadly essential to guarantee the company’s success going forward,” the letter added.

The message carried on to explain that the offices would be locked during this procedure with all badge access being stopped to “protect the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data.”

Twitter Has Begun Laying Off Up to 3,700 Employees, Is Now Being Sued For It

Whether or whether you are personally affected, we understand that this is a very trying time for everyone. Thank you for continuing to adhere to Twitter standards that restrict employees from disclosing private corporate information on social media, with the press or elsewhere,” the message read.

Shannon LIss-Riordan, the attorney who launched a class-action lawsuit in California against Twitter, said it seems some workers may receive severance compensation for two months.

“It appears like workers are receiving their notifications and at least some will be paid until January 4,” Liss-Riordan added. I’m glad that Elon Musk has taken the case we filed against him at Tesla to heart and is trying to comply with the WARN Act. To prevent a recurrence of that infraction, we have filed this lawsuit in advance.

Alongside being sued over this procedure, Twitter is also seeing several of its prominent advertisers – like Volkwagen AG, Pfizer Inc., and General Mills inc. – stop their expenditure on the network.

Twitter Has Begun Laying Off Up to 3,700 Employees, Is Now Being Sued For It

Musk has replied to these pausings, stating Twitter has witnessed a “huge reduction in income” owing to pressure from “activist organisations.”

“Twitter has suffered a big loss in income, owing to activist organisations lobbying advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we done all we could to placate the activists,” Musk said on Twitter. “Extremely screwed up! They’re aiming to kill free speech in America.”

Rumors and rumours of these layoffs have been floating for some time now, with the amount reaching up to 5,500 employees. Musk officially finalised his $44 billion buyout of Twitter on October 28, and has already begun making other contentious steps including intending to charge $8 for verification on the network.

 

 

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