Two former Twitter employees have filed a lawsuit against the company over the unfair sack of women of which they accused the company of gender discrimination.
The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Federal Court and it alleges that Musk’s new policies have a disproportionate impact on women.
In the data, Twitter laid off 57% of its female employees and only 47% of its male employees. Within that, 63% of women in engineering roles were laid off compared to only 48% of men in similar roles.
This is one of the many lawsuits the former employees have filed against the tech giant since Elon Musk took over on October 27 and changed the structure.
Twitter Violations Of The California WARN Act
Other suits filed against Twitter address violations of the California WARN Act. This requires employers to provide significant advance notice to employees before conducting mass layoffs. The former employees also revealed that Twitter provided them with less than the required 60-day notice before sacking them.
In another suit, the workers alleged that social media platforms discriminated against disabled workers. They revealed that they were asked to come into the office without providing reasonable accommodation, which is against the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
The attorney representing the former employees, Shannon Liss- Riordan, held a press conference in San Francisco on Thursday ahead of the court hearing. The hearing is focused on requiring Twitter to inform all employees of their rights before distributing severance agreements.
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Former Employees’ View On Elon Musk
A lot was said about Elon Musk’s attitude toward the workers, one of which he appeared to believe there were no legal ramifications for how he treated workers.
Also speaking on this, Shannon Liss- Riordan, said,
“You get these multi-billionaires who think they’re above the law. Elon Musk is the richest man in the world. The laws in our country must be enforced so that multimillionaires and other companies recognize they have an obligation to workers.”
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