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Twitter hit by lawsuits from dozens of former employees.
This week, 100 ex-Twitter employees filed suit in court over various legal violations they believe were committed after the purchase of Elon Musk. Among other things, the company was accused of deliberately firing women and not paying promised severance pay.
Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, who represents the interests of former Twitter employees, said that she had filed 100 applications for arbitration. She also said that all of her clients have signed an agreement to take legal disputes against the company in arbitration. This means they will most likely be barred from participating in class action lawsuits.
In early November, Twitter laid off about 3,700 employees as part of cost-cutting measures taken by Elon Musk as the new owner of the company. Now, ex-employees are accusing Twitter of gender discrimination, breach of contract, and wrongful termination of employees who were on sick leave. Twitter officials have so far refrained from commenting on the matter.
Liss-Riordan said her company is in contact with hundreds of other former Twitter employees and intends to file more arbitration cases on their behalf in the future. "Twitter's behavior since Musk came to power is incredibly egregious, and we will use every opportunity to protect employees and collect compensation from Twitter due to them," Liss-Riordan commented on this issue.