Twitter Africa employees accuse Elon Musk of discrimination over severance terms
Twitter, the world’s largest microblogging service, is the latest company to be investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging that the company is discriminating against African Americans, Hispanics, women and disabled employees.
The EEOC has given Twitter a deadline of August 15 to address the allegations.
According to two sources familiar with the case, one an employee, the other an outside consultant, Twitter is seeking an outside mediator to try to reduce the number of class actions and claims in the case.
The employee claims he was forced to take unpaid holidays and was then threatened with being placed in a position that would force him to take extended unpaid leave.
The employee, who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity, also alleges that he was demoted three times even though he is the only one of the three who is Caucasian. He claims he has had no say in the management positions he applied for, although has had several promotions.
The employee also alleges that a third employee is also a class action claimant.
He adds that he was not selected for a promotion until the third time he applied.
The employee states that the third employee was selected because she knew more about micro blogging than his white “roommate.”
He also alleges that if he is forced to “retire” then he will have had a “long, drawn out court case.”
The EEOC is currently investigating whether the actions of the company’s CEO Mr. Ev had a retaliatory negative impact on the employee. Mr. Ev previously denied any wrongdoing.
Mr. Ev, who has since left the company, has not yet provided a comment on the employee’s allegations.
According to the Employee’s attorney, the employee has been informed by Facebook that they were considering legal action. That lawyer also