Employee fired while pregnant announces lawsuit against Twitter

Elon Musk buys Twitter: A Twitter employee who was fired when she was six months pregnant insists there was “discrimination” behind the decision to fire him.

Before joining Twitter in January 2022, Shennan Lu worked as a similar data manager at Meta.

However, she was on the list of more than 3,600 employees fired in CEO Elon Musk’s “purge.” Lou was six months pregnant when she was fired.

“My Twitter journey was over and I had to quit my job when I was 6 months pregnant. It was a pleasure to work with you all. I am so grateful to be leading such a great team. So,” she said on her website Share on the Twitter page on November 5th.

In addition to thanking Twitter and former colleagues, Lu also did not forget to confirm that his firing was “discriminatory” and announced that he would sue Twitter.

“There’s definitely discrimination here. So I’m going to fight. It’s clear that I’ve been in the top 30 percent of productivity for the past few quarters while another male manager hasn’t. That rating is still valid. See you in court,” she added.

Lu wasn’t the only pregnant woman affected by Elon Musk’s decision to fire Twitter employees.

Rachel Bonn, now director of content marketing, announced on her personal Twitter page that she was unable to use her laptop at work on the evening of November 3, and sent an email to all laid-off employees . .

Meanwhile, former Twitter employees also filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco, alleging that the move violated the U.S. Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN). ). .

The WARN Act requires companies with 100 or more employees to give workers 60 days’ notice before laying off 50 or more employees. Doing so gives them enough time to find another job or retrain.

In response to the layoffs at Twitter, Musk said the company had no choice. The CEO reiterated that layoffs are necessary because the company is losing millions of dollars every day. He also said employees were entitled to three months’ severance pay.

“Regarding the layoffs at Twitter, unfortunately, when the company is losing more than $4 million a day, I have no choice. All who quit will receive 3 months of severance, which is 50% higher than the law requires, ” said the person in charge. administration staff. Elon Musk shared on Twitter.

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