It’s really fun to watch when liberals are finally forced to play by the same rules the rest of have to deal with.
A recent ruling by US District Judge James Donato found that Twitter cannot be sued for mass layoffs without notice has caused controversy amongst former employees.
When Elon Musk took the company over in early November, he laid off around 3,700 employees as part of a cost-cutting measure.
Dozens of former employees later accused the company, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, of sex and disability discrimination, as well as failing to pay promised severance packages.
The company also faces at least three complaints filed with a U.S. labor board, claiming workers were fired for criticizing the company, attempting to organize a strike, and other conduct protected by federal labor law.
However, the court ruled that due to agreements the employees had signed with the company, they must pursue their claims individually. Imagine that one of the smartest people on earth made sure his paperwork was in order.
Shannon Liss-Riordan, who represents the plaintiffs, said on Monday that she had already filed 300 demands for arbitration on behalf of former Twitter employees and was likely to file hundreds more.
This ruling has sparked debate about whether companies should be allowed to use employee contracts to avoid legal responsibility for firing employees without notice, which is a practice that has been around for decades.
Employees argue that such contracts are unfair and should be illegal, as they don’t give workers the same rights as those who are fired without a contract.
Supporters of the ruling point out that such contracts are standard in the tech industry and are not unique to Twitter.
Ultimately, this ruling is a fine example of liberals who thought they were safe (because of their ideology) but never bothered to read the fine print when they signed their contract.
After Musk took over Twitter, he did give laid-off employees proper compensation per California law.