Others were let go before management realized that their work and experience may be necessary to build the new features Elon Musk envisions, the people said.
Twitter Employees Sue Company Over Mass Layoffs
Twitter Inc. is heading into its second full workweek under Elon Musk. The company employees filed a lawsuit against the organization. The suit was filed in federal district court in San Francisco on behalf of five employees.
Twitter failed to provide advance notice of mass layoffs. As per federal and state law, The U.S. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires employers to provide advance notice typically 60 days.
According to the lawsuit, “Plaintiffs file this action seeking to ensure that Twitter complies with the law and provide the requisite notice or severance payment in connection with the anticipated layoffs.”
Twitter Employees laid off in India
Twitter has fired the majority of its over 200 employees in India as part of mass layoffs across the globe ordered by its new owner Elon Musk who is looking to make his $44-billion acquisition work.
According to sources, the lay-offs in India were across segments such as policy, communication, engineering, and development.
The entire marketing and communications department in India has been sacked.
Recently, Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal, and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde were also terminated.
According to a PTI report, the layoffs have affected a “significant chunk” of the India team. However, the full details of the job cuts are not immediately available.
Twitter staff were told to work 12-hour shifts, 7 days a week
Twitter staff at the company have set tasks so that it can be seen who works hard in Musk’s team.
The teams of Twitter’s engineers have been assigned coding projects to be completed over the weekend. Twitter managers have told some staff to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week. That is equivalent to 84 hours a week to meet Musk’s deadlines, citing internal communications.