The New York Times viewed a copy of the email sent to employees on Thursday, November 3: workers are asked to go home and not return to the office on Friday, while the cuts are being made. It is not clear how many people will lose their jobs: according to some international newspapers, which cite sources inside the company, about 3,700 out of 7,500 employees will be fired. A class action action has been filed in California
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The mass dismissal of Twitter employees decided by Elon Musk begins today, Friday 4 November. To report it, after the rumors of the past few hours announcing the cuts, is the New York Times, who viewed a copy of the email sent to employees. This is one of the first decisions made by Musk, a few days after the acquisition of the platform for 44 billion dollars. Meanwhile, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Twitter in California, accused of violating state labor laws with mass layoffs.
The layoffs will involve around 3,700 people
The email the NYT talks about was sent to Twitter employees on Thursday evening. The message asks workers to go home and not return to the office on Friday, while the cuts are being made. It is not clear how many people will lose their jobs: according to some international newspapers, which cite sources inside the company, about 3,700 out of 7,500 employees will be fired, that is half. According to the same sources, Musk would also like to abolish – for the employees who will save themselves – the policy of “work from anywhere” and will ask everyone to return to the office, although he does not rule out exceptions.
The Twitter mail and the class action
“In an effort to get Twitter back on a healthy path, we will begin a difficult process of shrinking our global workforce on Friday. We know that this will have an impact on a number of people who have made a valuable contribution to Twitter, but this action is unfortunately necessary to ensure the success of the company in the future “, reads the email sent to Twitter employees, viewed by Nyt. Meanwhile, in California – where the company is headquartered – a class action action has been launched: the accusation for Twitter is that of having violated the laws of the state on work with mass layoffs. As the New York Times specifies, in fact, federal laws in the United States and California require companies to give certain notice to carry out mass layoffs such as and it is not clear whether Elon Musk’s company did so.