A lawsuit has been launched against Twitter by two women who allege the recent massive cuts have disproportionately targeted female staff.

The discrimination suit, filed in San Francisco federal court claims Twitter fired 57 percent of female workers compared with 47 percent of men.

It also claims the San Francisco company had recruited more male staff before the job cuts

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Twitter was charged with unfairly impacting women “who are more often caregivers for children and other family members, and thus not able to comply with such demands.”

Former Twitter employees Carolina Bernal Strifling and Willow Wren Turkal brought the case to court on behalf of the rest affected female staff.

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A similar suit lodged by Boston workers’ rights attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan argues 63 percent of women in engineering-related positions were sacked.

It is in contrast to just 48 percent of men in engineering roles.

Ms. Liss-Riordan said: “The mass termination of employees at Twitter has impacted female employees to a much greater extent than male employees – and to a highly statistically significant degree. 

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“Moreover, Elon Musk has made a number of publicly discriminatory remarks about women, further confirming that the mass termination’s greater impact on female employees resulted from discrimination.”

This comes amid a salvo of legal challenges the social media giant faces after Elon Musk’s takeover. 

A group of workers is now bringing individual arbitration suits against Twitter in California.

It’s because while joining they had signed papers that waived their rights to a class action suit and a jury trial.

Twitter did not respond to requests for comments regarding the recent suit.

Source: ABC News

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