Twitter in legal showdown with ex-UK staff who claim they were ‘unlawfully dismissed’ in Musk’s mass cull
Former Twitter staff in the UK are taking legal action against the company, claiming they were unlawfully dismissed during mass job cuts following the takeover by Elon Musk.
London law firm Winckworth Sherwood has accused Twitter of ‘unlawful, unfair and completely unacceptable treatment’ in a ‘sham redundancy process’.
Tesla boss Musk axed half of Twitter’s 7,500 employees just days after he completed his £38billion takeover in October.
Dismissals: Tesla boss Elon Musk (pictured) axed half of Twitter’s 7,500 employees just days after he completed his £38bn takeover in October
The City firm is acting on behalf of 43 of the more than 180 UK staff that were dismissed.
In the letter seen by the Daily Mail, Winckworth said: ‘We consider that Twitter has acted, and is continuing to act, in blatant disregard of its obligations to our clients under English law throughout the redundancy process to date.’
It is unclear how many staff are still employed in the UK by Twitter, but LinkedIn figures suggest this could be as low as 362 employees.
Twitter was not available to comment.