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People fired from Twitter have already received compensation and will decide whether to sign or take legal action against Elon Musk

Hundreds of Twitter employees who were part of Elon Musk’s first round of layoffs have just received severance papers after waiting for 2 months. Now he has to decide whether to sign or not Join the lawsuits against the company and its billionaire owner,

On Saturday morning, November 4, former Twitter employees who were laid off received a message from ‘’, Email that does not belong to any internal department of the company, as explained business Insider Various sources consulted.

Most of the people who received the message classified it as spam. Upon retrieval from those folders, the message referred to a website run by the CPT Group to reach a full redundancy agreement.

“As you are aware, to ensure the future success of the company we have had to reduce our global workforce, and your employment has been affected,” the website said. “Since we have notified you of your status, you remain not working, employed and on payroll, and will continue so until your termination date. You can get additional compensation If you sign a termination agreement and release of liability.”

“Imagine waiting so long and getting this”

Even before the laid-off workers received their settlements, many were debating whether or not to give up their rights in exchange for a month’s severance.

By comparison, fired Facebook employees received 6 months of leave when the company conducted mass layoffs in November. Snapchat offered its employees 4 months of layoffs at the end of August.

The person who received the settlement claims they have opted not to sign and will instead participate in one of several lawsuits already filed or being prepared related to Musk’s alleged violations of the merger agreement. Employee Benefits and Compensation.

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Dozens of employees have already signed up to participate in the legal action. The person affected states that, if the agreements had been made earlier, they and others might have been more willing to sign.

,imagine waiting so long and then getting it“, says this person. He and other people with whom he talked business Insider He asked not to be identified to discuss personal matters. He did not want to comment on Twitter.

“It has neither head nor tail”

Everything from spacing out the text of the email to redirecting to a website that was not familiar put former employees on their guard. “It’s too vague,” says one person in one message. Another indicates that the long wait for dismissal paperwork has made many people “prime targets” for phishing attempts.

However, 2 people familiar with Twitter’s operations confirmed that the site is legit and explained that this will be the way Twitter will distribute all termination or separation agreements. website too Uses Twitter’s official blue and white bird logo And the government layoff agreement is said to show Musk’s signature.

Employees who were laid off or resigned around November 4 are waiting to receive layoff agreements, according to two people with knowledge of the company. However, those resigning a few weeks after Musk’s “tough Twitter 2.0” email have yet to get an agreement to sign, the sources said.

As for severance agreements, they seem to be mostly repetitive, offering One month’s salary as severance pay to sacked employees, Musk on 4th November Tweeted Stating that “all of them were laid off” were offered 3 months’ compensation, which was 50% more than legally required.

The tech billionaire may have been misreading the “non-work” employment period, which later saw thousands of workers continue to be paid since November while awaiting severance pay. State labor laws require companies to give notice periods for mass layoffs.

In order to receive an extra month of pay, laid-off employees must sign a contract given to them, which Prohibits participation in any major litigation or arbitration against the companyOr speak to the press publicly or on Twitter.

These types of clauses are typical of severance agreements. However, the agreements also require former employees to forgo any future stock or bonus payments they may be entitled to.

“Let’s start the trial,” says another person who has received the dismissal agreement and is not going to sign it.

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