Twitter asks a California judge to dismiss the class action lawsuit of former employees fired by Elon Musk

Reuters.- Twitter asked a federal judge of California to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit alleging that the CEO’s tenure, Elon Muskthat employees return to the office and work “long hours at high intensity” discriminates against workers with disabilities.

The lawyers of Twitter filed a motion to dismiss the November lawsuit late Wednesday, saying the plaintiffs had not alleged that any of the company’s actions were directed at or had a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities.

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Twitter laid off 3,700 employees in early November in a move Musk called cost-cutting.

from Musk, who bought the company for $44 billion and is also the CEO of Tesla. Hundreds more resigned after he called on staff to “be extremely tough” or resign

The suit alleges that the ultimatum of Musk violated the Federal American Law with Disabilities (ADA), which requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to workers with disabilities.

The plaintiffs are a senior engineering manager who continues to work at Twitter and an engineer who says he was laid off last month. They claim that many Twitter employees with disabilities were forced to resign because they could not return to the office and meet the heavy demands of Musk.

In a motion filed Wednesday, the company said the employee who remains on the payroll signed an agreement to arbitrate work-related legal disputes and asked that his claims be referred to arbitration.

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The former employee, Dmitri Borodaenko, cannot represent a class of workers because he was fired before he Musk ask employees to commit to working longer hours, the company said

Shannon Liss-Riordan, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said it was routine for defendants to try to get cases dismissed from the start.

“We will respond in due course, but we stand firm on these allegations and hope to hold Twitter y a Elon Musk for their deplorable treatment of employees in the last two months,” he said.

The lawsuit is one of four pending before the same court that derive from the personnel cuts in the company..

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