By Autumn Johnson ~
A federal court judge ruled on Friday that five former Twitter employees from the old censorship-obsessed regime must pursue their claims against the company in arbitration.
The layoffs, which heavily impacted the platform’s content moderation team, were part of Musk’s changes to save the company money while turning the platform into one that supports free speech. However, five former employees disputed Musk’s terms for severance pay and alleged he failed to provide adequate notice before the layoffs, according to The Verge.
The Verge reported Monday that the former employees initially accused the company of failing to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act which requires 60 days of notice for company-wide layoffs. The plaintiffs reportedly later amended the complaint to include breach of contract claims:
“Twitter CEO Elon Musk initially promised three months of severance pay when he first assumed ownership of…
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