A judge has ruled that dismissed Twitter employees cannot file a class action lawsuit.
Twitter (TWTR) has obtained a ruling allowing a social media company to compel several dismissed workers suing over their dismissal to pursue their claims individually rather than in a class action lawsuit.
Five former Twitter employees who have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the company failed to give reasonable notice after its acquisition by Elon Musk must pursue their claims in private arbitration, Friday. Said Donato to
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA.
After waiting months, the former Twitter employee receives a severance package. Many people complain about this. Donato agreed to Twitter’s request to force them to enforce their claims on their own, citing contracts five former employees signed with the company.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A judge in San Francisco postponed a decision on whether to dismiss the entire class action lawsuit until another day, arguing that it was “justified by the development of the case,” and that three other former Twitter employees were among the company’s employees. Opted out of and joined the arbitration agreement litigation after initial filing.
The plaintiffs’ attorney, Shannon Rhys-Riordan, said Monday that she has already filed 300 requests for arbitration on behalf of former Twitter employees and is likely to file hundreds more.
All of these employees claim they did not receive the full severance payments Twitter promised them prior to the Musk acquisition. Some claim that they are discriminated against because of their gender or disability.
Donato ruled last year that his Twitter had to notify thousands of employees who were laid off after Musk bought the company.
Before requiring employees to sign a termination agreement that waives their right to sue the company, Twitter must provide employees with “brief and clear verbal notice,” the judge said. not.
On October 26, 2022, the Twitter logo will be installed outside Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco, California.
After Musk’s layoff, Twitter received complaints from 100 of his former employees.
As part of the austerity measures, Musk laid off about 3,700 employees in early November, with hundreds more resigning since then. Last December, dozens of former employees took to Twitter for various legal violations related to Musk’s acquisition of the company, including knowingly firing women and failing to pay promised severance pay. criticized.
Twitter also filed a complaint with the U.S. labor agency, alleging that the employee was fired for criticizing the company, trying to organize a strike, or engaging in behavior protected by relevant federal labor laws. We have faced at least three complaints.