Last October, Elon Musk began a major corporate transformation after purchasing Twitter, and massive layoffs became one of the hallmarks of his hectic tenure as new owner. Some of the employees who had lost their jobs subsequently discovered that they had been treated unfairly – for example in terms of the amount of severance pay paid. It was only at the beginning of December this year that Musk was willing to take the time to negotiate with the lawyers of those affected by the layoffs.
At the end of December last year, lawsuits from fired Twitter employees began to pile up, and lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan decided to represent the plaintiffs in court. In total, about 2,000 former employees of the company filed lawsuits, some of which were consolidated into class actions totaling at least 12 lawsuits. In January, a court order appeared barring fired Twitter employees from filing class action lawsuits, and in February it became clear that the company’s new management would try to avoid paying out the claims. However, this week Ms Liss-Riordan said ten months of hard work to restore justice had not been in vain and representatives of X Corporation, as the former Twitter is now known, can sit at the negotiating table. Their first stage is scheduled for December 1st and 2nd this year.
According to the plaintiffs’ lawyer, the former Twitter will try to find a compromise in the field of satisfying all claims collected since October last year. According to sources, X is ready to negotiate Bloomberg, was not only brought into being by the good will of the company management. According to reports, the company is simply complying with the relevant court order. It does not specify what levels of compensation can be negotiated. Negotiations between representatives of the plaintiffs and the defendants will take place behind closed doors in early December.