Elon Musk continues to find new ways to screw over Twitter workers: Attorney
- Twitter sued the attorney who filed an emergency motion in order to protect employees from losing their rights.
- Musk has fired approximately half of the company’s employees, or around 3,700 people.
- Musk sent his first emailEmployees on Wednesday will be notified, with one day for them to return to the office.
Twitter’s staff bears much of the blame for the chaos: Musk has already laid off half the company’s staff — about 3,700 people.
Court documents show that Shannon Liss-Riordan, an attorney, filed an emergency motion Wednesday to stop Twitter from seeking severance agreements for laid-off employees. This motion comes one week after Lissa-Riordan filed it on November 3. filed a class-action lawsuitSan Francisco federal court ruled against Twitter. It claimed that Twitter failed employees to provide them with notice of layoffs.
Liss-Riordan stated in an Insider statement that the emergency motion she just filed was an attempt to protect employees Twitter. “We will fight to get what they are owed, even individually in arbitration if necessary.”
Lissa-Riordan stated that Musk “has worked each day to find creative ways to screwover the company’s employees,” and added that Musk “has worked everyday to find new methods to screw over the workers.”
Late Tuesday, Liss-Riordan added an amended complaint to the case. It alleges that Musk violated the promises that Twitter made employees regarding their severance packages and remote working arrangements.
Wednesday, February 3, 2009 at 2:39 a.m. Musk sent his first email message to employees on Wednesday at 2:39 AM ET. Musk wrote his first email to employees. will no longer allow remote work — giving workers just one day to get back to the office.
The email said that the road ahead was difficult and would require intense work to succeed. “Everyone is required to work at least 40 hours per week starting tomorrow (Thursday).
Musk has fired thousands of Twitter workers in the past week, including a pregnant employee who stated she was being laid off. laptop access was cut off before she received an official announcement that she was going to be terminated. A week later, many people confirmed that they had been laid off. asked to come backManagers realized that they were required for the new features Musk plans to release.
“Given Musk’s past and his well-documented history in refusing to obey the rules or the laws, we can assume that he is trying to pressure employees into signing a deal that doesn’t give them the opportunity to know if they are entitled for more,” Lissa-Riordan said.
“Through this litigation Twitter employees will show the richest men in the world that even they are not above the law,” she said.
Insider reached Musk but did not receive a response immediately.
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