Elon Musk will re-hire after firing hundreds of workers from Twitter


Elon Musk, the new owner of the microblogging site Twitter, has told that the company has no plans to make further layoffs and hiring will be done for advertising sales and engineering divisions. Along with this, Musk said that the company has postponed the relaunch of Twitter Blue until it is successful in stopping fake accounts.

According to a report by Verge, Musk told the staff during a meeting that Twitter I will be hiring now. For this, the staff has also been asked to give referrals. Earlier this month, more than half of Twitter’s roughly 7,500 workers were laid off. After this, Musk ordered the workers to increase working hours and work harder or leave the company. Angered by this, many workers of Twitter had resigned. A disabled worker of the company has filed a lawsuit against Musk on behalf of the staff for banning work from home or work from remote location and putting more hours in the job. The case states that the company’s workers with disabilities have been forced to resign because they cannot meet Musk’s productivity criteria.

Engineering manager Dmitry Borodaenko, who filed this legal case in a San Francisco court in the US, has told that Twitter has fired him from the company for refusing to report to the office. Borodaenko says Musk’s order to call Twitter workers to office or resign is a violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. To give reasonable exemption to disabled workers under this act. provision Is. Borodaenko has said in his complaint that he is at risk of getting corona due to disability.

In another case filed in the same court, the company is accused of firing thousands of contract workers without giving them the 60 days’ notice required under federal law. Earlier, there was a permanent arrangement for Twitter workers to work from anywhere. The company started work from remote location during the pandemic. Musk had said that he was against such an arrangement and would allow it on a case-by-case basis.

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