The social networking site "Twitter" has taken a decision to lay off about 50 percent of its employees around the world, in an indication that the American billionaire, Elon Musk, is moving forward with making a series of changes, after completing the deal to buy the platform.
The decision comes as US media reported that Twitter employees in the United States have filed a lawsuit against the social media giant, claiming that the company is violating federal and California law by planning to cut about 3,700 jobs without sufficient notice.
Bloomberg reported that the class action was filed Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.
The law requires an employer with more than 100 employees to provide 60 days' advance written notice before a mass layoff, which affects 50 or more employees at a single workplace.
This comes after Twitter employees received an email from current CEO Elon Musk, informing them that there is an upcoming mass layoff.
A copy of the email obtained by some media said: "If your work is not affected, you will receive a notification via your Twitter email, and if your job is affected, you will receive a notification of next steps via your personal email.".