Twitter, class action mass layoffs

Musk tries the way of archiving

Elon Musk tries the way of filing against the class action brought by the employees involved in the mass layoffs. Twitter has asked a California federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by more than 100 former employees over “mass layoffs” that new CEO Elon Musk ordered after taking over the social media giant. The company’s attorneys argued that the employees who filed the potential class action lawsuit don’t have enough in common to classify the case as such. The lawyers also argued in the court filing on Dec. 23 that the allegations made are “vague, inaccurate” allegations.

One of Twitter’s attorneys addressing the court noted that the plaintiffs did not even attempt to define a class, referring only to “thousands of other Twitter employees” or “other Twitter employees in similar positions.” The group that filed the lawsuit includes employees who have already been laid off and others who won’t be laid off until January or February. Twitter’s lawyers want the case dismissed or transferred to a Delaware court dealing with disputes related to Musk’s $44 billion takeover of the social media platform.

Shannon Liss-Riordan, an attorney representing employees, said she remains “confident in our claims.” “We ask Elon Musk to show some Christmas spirit and to honor the law and the promises made to Twitter employees” added the lawyer, underlining that otherwise they would have moved with the new year.