Elon Musk’s X agrees to settlement talks with unpaid laid off Twitter employees.

Elon Musk's X agrees to settlement talks with unpaid laid off Twitter employees.

Elon Musk’s Twitter Acquisition Takes a Dark Turn: Former Employees Seek Severance and Backpay


Roughly 10 and a half months ago, Elon Musk made headlines when he acquired the social media platform Twitter. His takeover of the company initially sparked excitement and speculation about what innovative changes he might bring. However, not everything has gone smoothly since Musk took the reins. In the weeks and months following his acquisition, thousands of the company’s employees were laid off, leaving them in a state of uncertainty and frustration.

One of the main sticking points for these former employees has been the promised severance packages. Musk’s takeover left them with no option but to wait for what seemed like an eternity. However, some recent developments indicate that the wait may finally be coming to an end.

According to a new Bloomberg report, X, the company previously known as Twitter, has agreed to meet with a lawyer representing nearly 2,000 ex-employees. The objective of this meeting is to reach a settlement regarding the multitude of claims that have been filed against the company. While it remains to be seen how these negotiations will unfold, it is undoubtedly a step in the right direction for those seeking resolution.

Last month, it was revealed that Musk’s social media giant was facing a sizeable financial burden due to the escalating number of arbitration cases filed by former employees. These ex-Twitter staff members weren’t just looking for severance packages but were also demanding backpay and promised bonuses. However, Musk and his company seemed to have ghosted them, disregarding their pleas and concerns.

Initially, these employees attempted to resolve the issue by filing a class action lawsuit against X. Unfortunately, their employment contracts with Twitter explicitly required that any disputes be resolved through arbitration. This decision ended up backfiring on the company because the sheer volume of cases, coupled with the associated filing fees, contributed to the company’s woes.

Arbitration filing fees for X alone amounted to a staggering $3.5 million, putting enormous pressure on the already strained company. Faced with this financial burden, X allegedly chose to ignore the arbitration cases, which only led to even more legal action being taken against them.

Negotiations between Musk’s X and the thousands of laid-off employees are currently scheduled to take place in early December. This development brings a glimmer of hope to the affected individuals, who have been waiting desperately for their grievances to be addressed.

The outcome of these negotiations will undoubtedly have significant ramifications for both the former employees and Musk’s company. It remains to be seen whether a consensus can be reached, but the fact that X has finally agreed to meet is a positive sign. As we approach the beginning of December, all eyes will be on these discussions, eagerly awaiting a resolution that brings justice and closure to the affected individuals. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.