Akiva Cohen, an attorney representing 22 laid-off Twitter employees, in a letter to Elon Musk.
If basic human decency and honor isn’t enough to make you want to keep your word, maybe this will:
If you don’t unequivocally confirm by Wednesday, December 7 that you intend to provide our clients with the full severance Twitter promised them, we will commence an arbitration campaign on their behalf, with each employee filing a separate individual arbitration, as required by the terms of your arbitration agreement. Under both California law and the JAMS arbitration rules, Twitter will be responsible to pay the arbitration costs for each individual arbitrator and arbitration. Consistent with the terms of Twitter’s arbitration agreement, those arbitrations will be held in jurisdictions across the country — no more than 45 miles from where each employee worked. Not only will you lose on the merits, but even if you somehow won the victory would be pyrrhic: Twitter will pay far more in attorneys’ fees and arbitration costs than it could possibly “save” in severance due our clients.
And to be clear, Elon, you will lose, and you know it.
Posted on - what else - Twitter.
So here's the thing. You can only violate people's legal rights and your own word so far before they lawyer up and come after you.— Akiva Cohen (@AkivaMCohen) December 2, 2022
I really do hope Musk changes his mind and does the right thing - the employees deserve that. But it'll be fun as hell if he doesn't. pic.twitter.com/VA04hFDVBX