Former workers of Twitter have sued the company, claiming that they were not given adequate notice that they had lost their employment as a result of ongoing mass layoffs in Twitter as required by federal and California law.
Five current or former Twitter workers, including Emmanuel Cornet, a software engineer well-known for his satirical cartoons criticizing Silicon Valley, who was dismissed on Tuesday, filed the class-action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court on Thursday.
Days after CEO Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX assumed control of Twitter, the business warned workers Thursday evening that it would start terminating employees, according to messages acquired by News channels. In the email, Twitter stated that employees will receive a letter regarding their employment in their personal email accounts if their “employment is disrupted” or in their work email accounts if they still have a job.
Twitter’s employee and WARN Act, USA TODAY
Employees at Twitter anticipate that the business will lay off 3,700 workers, or 50% of its staff.
The federal Worker Adjustment requires employers and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act to give prior notification of large layoffs or factory closures, often within 60 days.
The lawsuit stated that the plaintiffs “bring this action seeking to enforce Twitter’s compliance with the law and give the necessary notice or severance payout in connection with the expected layoffs.”
In the complaint, Twitter is being ordered by the court to abide by the WARN Act. Additionally, it aims to stop Twitter from asking staff members to sign agreements that would waive their ability to take part in legal proceedings.
An inquiry for comment was not immediately answered by Twitter representatives. If the business has submitted such WARN letters, it was not immediately clear from a department of employment of California representative. There aren’t any filings from Twitter presently visible in the public WARN database.
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