Twitter Faces Lawsuit As Elon Musk Sacks Africa Workers After Taking Over Company

Elon Musk sacks Africans working in a Twitter office in Ghana one year after Twitter came to Africa.

There is no doubt that Twitter has been going viral concerning the newly acquired boss who just purchased it. Musk has decided to dismiss Ghanaian workers one year after it opened an office in Ghana, its first in Africa.

Most workers at the African office in Ghana worked from their homes and respective countries despite announcing the company’s official presence on the continent. The workers formally resumed for the first time at the Ghana office before Elon purchased the company and dismissed them.

Elon dismissed almost the entire workforce in the West African country in a massive global layoff that has hit workers at the microblogging site. The layoff also comes three days after Twitter workers in Ghana officially resumed office in Ghana. Many were dismissed as part of a cleaning Musk embarked upon since he took over the company.

According to a social media report, the social media firm plans to cut about 3,700 jobs. Though, It is still unclear on how many workers were affected at the Africa Office but the workers are pained and express their disappointment on social media.

One of the dismissed worker posted:

“Yep, the team is gone. The team that was researching and pushing for algorithmic transparency and algorithmic choice. The team that was studying algorithmic amplification. The team that was inventing and building ethical AI tooling and methodologies. All that is gone.”

Another wrote:

“It’s official. It’s been an honour. Twitter Studio Managing Director Out. So much love to the team that rode the wave with me. Put up with my slack sappy love notes. Navigated big challenges + created award-winning work. Onward we go. Tweep fam 4 life.”

The pained workers has began a mass action lawsuit after they were locked out of their working accounts on Thursday. The ex-workers complained they were not given enough notice under US federal law.

Report claims, a company-wide memo were sent to staff on Thursday, November 3, 2022, that they would receive an email to their email accounts if they were being dismissed from office. Dozens of staff began posting on Twitter that they had been sacked before the email arrived after finding out they could not access their work email accounts or log into their laptops.

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