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Elon Musk is finally coming to terms with the lawsuit filed by thousands of former Twitter employees who alleged the firm cheated them out of severance. Formerly known as Twitter, X Corp. has now agreed to settle the Seattle lawsuit, according to a lawyer’s memo seen by Bloomberg News (via Los Angeles Times).

Elon Musk’s X has agreed to try to settle claims by thousands of former Twitter employees who say they were cheated of severance pay when the billionaire laid them off, according to a memo by a lawyer for the workers seen by Bloomberg News

— Bloomberg (@business) September 15, 2023

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Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, a labor law specialist, wrote in her memo to her clients that after 10 months of pressing the corporation from every side, we have succeeded in getting Twitter to the table. The memo was obtained from an anonymous former Twitter employee. It further states that the company wants to settle all the claims filed by the former employees. Per the memo, a private negotiation with a mediator is scheduled for December 1 and 2.

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Shannon Liss-Riorden is renowned for her class action lawsuit against IBM, Uber, FedEx, Starbucks, and others. A Harvard Law School grad, Liss-Riorden founded the Litchen & Liss-Riorden law firm. Shannon is acclaimed as one of the country’s leading attorneys protecting worker’s rights. Besides taking a stand against the bigwigs in the industry, Shannon has sued multiple strip clubs for taking a slice of tips by misclassifying performers. In 2015, the WSJ called Shannon one of the most influential and controversial figures in Silicon Valley. She took up the Twitter employees case in 2022, after the mass layoff, and filed a class action lawsuit against the Musk company for breaching the Federal and California Warn Acts.

Success! #Twitter can’t force employees into consolidated discovery for arbitrations (which would reduce its work substantially and limit the evidence we can get) after compelling our nearly 2,000 clients to arbitrate their claims individually.

— Shannon Liss-Riordan (@SLissRiordan) June 14, 2023
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