More drama over at the blue bird.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has officially sent his company-wide email announcing massive layoffs —but it sounds like employees at the social media giant are not going to go quietly.
“In an effort to place Twitter on a healthy path, we will go through the difficult process of reducing our global workforce on Friday,” an email from the company sent to all employees stated. “We recognize that this will impact a number of individuals who have made valuable contributions to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward.”
“Given the nature of our distributed workforce and our desire to inform impacted individuals as quickly as possible, communications for this process will take place via email,” the message said.
“To help ensure the safety of each employee as well as Twitter systems and customer data, our offices will be temporarily closed and all badge access will be suspended,” the email concluded. “If you are in an office or on your way to an office, please return home. We acknowledge this is an incredibly challenging experience to go through, whether or not you are impacted. Thank you for continuing to adhere to Twitter policies that prohibit you from discussing confidential company information on social media, with the press or elsewhere. We are grateful for your contributions to Twitter and for your patience as we move through this process.”
Twitter employees are now claiming that they didn’t have the required 60-days notice; The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires large companies to notify workers two months in advance of planned job cuts, according to Bloomberg.
“We filed this lawsuit tonight in an attempt to make sure that employees are aware that they should not sign away their rights and that they have an avenue for pursuing their rights,” attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, who filed the San Francisco lawsuit said, the outlet reported.
She continued, “We will now see if he is going to continue to thumb his nose at the laws of this country that protect employees. It appears that he’s repeating the same playbook of what he did at Tesla.”
More over at Fox Business:
LAWSUIT FILED: Twitter employees sue claiming mass layoffs violate federal law requiring noticehttps://t.co/zQaMatADOd
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) November 4, 2022