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Twitter Must Tell Fired Workers About Severance Lawsuit, Judge Rules

  • Judge says company must tell employees about class-action suit
  • Severance pay fight belongs in arbitration, Twitter contends
Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.

Twitter headquarters in San Francisco.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Twitter Inc. employees terminated in Elon Musk’s mass layoffs must be told about a lawsuit on their behalf against the company before they’re asked to give up their legal rights to qualify for severance pay, a judge ruled.

Twitter wants employees who accept a severance package that includes a month of base pay to sign a waiver agreeing not to join lawsuits against the company. The agreement doesn’t mention the existence of a class-action suit filed just before hundreds of people were fired in early November following Elon Musk’s takeover.