Monday, February 6, 2023

Twitter asks courts to dismiss lawsuits from multiple employees and employees point to Elon Musk: “We’re ready to face him in 2023”

Twitter has asked a federal court in California (United States) to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by a group of employees following massive layoffs at the social network since Elon Musk took over.

last Friday, Twitter asks court to move lawsuit to DelawareWhile the terms of the deal will dispute Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, or to dismiss the charges in direct trial,

Twitter has argued that the employees who filed the lawsuit have different circumstances and have not properly stated their claims.

One of the group’s employees has already filed suit, while other employees at Twitter have termination dates in January and February 2023, according to an updated version of the employee complaint filed earlier this month.

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For their part, Twitter’s lawyers have argued that the employees’ claims are “vague and imprecise” about the group of Twitter employees they hope to represent and have asked the court to cover such a broad base of employees. said to thwart his attempt to bring claims. ,

“Plaintiffs do not even attempt to define a class, they merely refer to ‘thousands of other Twitter employees’ or ‘other Twitter employees in similar situations,'” Twitter said in a December 23 court filing.

Shannon Liss-Riordan, one of the staff’s lawyers, has assured business Insider that both he and the employee he represents “rely on the claims.”

“We will do everything possible to protect the rights of Twitter employees,” he added.

“We call on Elon Musk to show some holiday spirit and honor the law and the promises he made to Twitter employees,” he added. “If not, we are ready to face him in 2023.”

Lawyers for Twitter have not responded to Twitter’s request for comment. business Insider,

The lawsuit has been filed by a group of Twitter employees, who argue that the layoffs were so unexpected and offered such little compensation that it went against guarantees given to them by the company’s previous management team, before Musk took over. The purchase became official.

Employees have said they expect, for example, to be able to continue working remotely for a year after Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, but one of the billionaire’s first decisions will be to allow employees to return to the office. Had to force

he also claimed Many of them are given only one month’s severance pay instead of 2 or more monthsAs Twitter used to do before the Musk era.

Twitter’s lawyers have assured the court that the employees who filed the lawsuit have different problems and should be treated differently. Only one of them, for example, has already been fired: Emmanuel Cornet, who alleged he was fired without notice on November 1.

Other employees, who will be officially laid off in the next 2 months, received the required 60-day notice under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

This federal law requires large companies to give employees adequate notice about mass layoffs.

Twitter has also argued that some of the employees in this group are subject to arbitration and this is where their claims should be developed.

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