Another lawsuit has been filed against Twitter Inc. as a result of the recent purging of half of its workforce. This particular case alleges that the social media corporation targeted female employees for layoffs at a disproportionately higher rate than male employees.
Twitter’s Mass Exodus
Elon Musk implemented a cost-cutting strategy at Twitter at the beginning of November, which resulted in the termination of approximately 3,700 employees. Subsequently, hundreds of other staff left their positions.
The proposed class action lawsuit was submitted to a federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday evening. It stated that when Twitter was taken over by Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, the company lay off 57% of its female employees in comparison to only 47% of its male employees.
Ex-Twitter Employees File Charges
Carolina Bernal Strifling and Willow Wren Turkal, two women who lost their jobs at Twitter under Elon Musk’s takeover jointly filed the complaint on Wednesday.
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According to the lawsuit, Strifling, who resides in Miami, Florida, signed up for Twitter in June of 2015, while Turkal, who resides in San Jose, California, commenced her work in June of last year.
As per the lawsuit, the discrepancy between men and women was even more pronounced in the field of engineering; where 48% of males lost their jobs in this field, and a whopping 63% of women did as well.
Twitter’s Ongoing Lawsuits
The lawyer representing the plaintiffs — Shannon Liss-Riordan — states that since Musk acquired the company, women “had targets on their backs” regardless of their talent or contributions to the company.
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Since the beginning of this month, Liss-Riordan has also been appointed to represent other former Twitter employees in three different outstanding lawsuits that have been brought before the same court.
Twitter Facing Potential Ban?
The European Union (EU) has threatened to close down Elon Musk’s Twitter unless the billionaire adheres to its strict guidelines for the regulation of content, which has ignited a legal battle over the future survival of the social network.
Thierry Breton, the EU commissioner in charge of carrying out the implementation of the digital legislation, allegedly issued the threat during a video call with Elon Musk earlier last month.
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