Elon Musk's Twitter sued by employees after mass layoffs

Elon Musk's Twitter sued by employees after mass layoffs

Twitter employees filed a federal lawsuit against the media giant on November 4.

They accused the company of violating federal and state laws on notice of employment termination.

Twitter workers claimed that mass layoffs violate a federal law - Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

They argued that Twitter should comply with the law and provide the required notice.

Otherwise they sought severance payment in connection with the anticipated layoffs.

Under the WARN Act, private for-profit companies with 100 full-time workers must give at least 60 days advance written notice.

Twitter is expected to fire about 3,700 employees following Musk’s plan.

The layoffs commenced just days after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took control of Twitter.

The new Twitter chief remains the richest man in the world and has a net worth of $204 billion.