Following business mogul Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, two women who lost their employment filed yet another complaint against the company. The social networking business allegedly discriminated against female employees when it came to layoffs.
In November, shortly after Musk took over the social media platform, Twitter let go of over 3,700 workers. After rejecting the Chief Twit’s demand for a “very hardline” Twitter, hundreds more quit.
According to the class-action lawsuit, Twitter terminated 57% of its female employees compared to 47% of its male employees late on Wednesday in a federal court in San Francisco. Even more of a gender divide existed among Twitter’s engineers, where 63% of women were let go compared to 48% of men.
As a result, the lawsuit accuses the business of breaking federal and California statutes that forbid sex discrimination in the workplace.
Despite their skills and abilities, Shannon Liss-Riordan, the plaintiffs’ attorney, claimed that once Musk acquired the firm, Twitter’s female employees “had bullseye on their backs.”
Twitter has not yet responded to the complaint with a statement.
Three further claims are still active, and Liss-Riordan is the attorney for former and present Twitter workers. One of these allegations is that the business broke regulations pertaining to employee protection, such as the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and the California WARN Act, both of which need 60 days’ notice before plant closings and mass layoffs.