Women Sues Twitter & Elon Musk For Unfair Layoffs Of Female Employees
Two women have sued Twitter regarding the recent massive layoffs. They have claimed that Elon Musk has unfairly targeted female staff.
Two women who were fired from their job at Twitter following the time that Elon Musk took over the social media giant are now suing the company in a US court, alleging that the sudden mass cuts impacted female employees in a way that was disproportionately.
Twitter’s mass layoffs began days following the time that Elon Musk bought the social media company at a price of $44 billion.
Twitter announced that half of its employees couldn’t be employed, but they could receive three months of severance beginning in November.
Guardian revealed that two women had filed a lawsuit in opposition to the massive layoffs, claiming the layoffs targeted women employees.
The suit filed in the San Francisco federal court alleges that 57 percent women were dismissed, compared to less than half male employees even though Twitter employed more men prior to the layoffs.
The lawsuit claimed that Twitter specifically targeted women “who are often the primary parents of children or other family members and therefore cannot meet these demands,” Associated Press reported.
The lawsuit was brought by ex-employees Carolina Bernal Strifling and Willow Wren Turkal. The report has mentioned,
“The mass firing from employees of Twitter has affected the female workforce to a greater degree than male employees and to a significant and statistically significant extent.
Additionally, Elon Musk has made numerous publically negative remarks regarding women, further confirming the impact of the mass firings on female employees is due to gender discrimination.”
The firings continued through November, as Elon Musk fired all those engineers who were criticized or questioned him.