Twitter asks federal court to throw out lawsuit over employee layoffs

Twitter has urged a California federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by more than 100 former employees over the “mass layoffs” Elon Musk enacted after taking over the social media giant.

Twitter’s attorneys argued that the employees filing the potential class action do not have enough in common to classify the case as a class action. Lawyers also argued in the December 23 court filing that the complaints filed were “vague and imprecise” allegations.

“Plaintiffs don’t even attempt to define a class, making only passing reference to ‘thousands of other Twitter employees’ or ‘other similarly situated Twitter employees,'” a lawyer said. from Twitter to court.

The group complaining includes employees who have already been laid off and others who will not be laid off until January or February.

Twitter lawyers want the case dismissed or sent to a court in Delaware, which handles litigation related to Musk’s $44 billion takeover of the platform.

Shannon Liss-Riordan, an attorney representing the employees, said she remains “confident in our assertions,” according to Insider.

“We’re calling on Elon Musk to show a celebratory spirit and honor the law and the promises made to Twitter employees,” she added. “Otherwise, we’re ready to face it in 2023,” Liss-Riordan told Insider.

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