in San Francisco authorities, to twitter They launched a new investigation against the company after six former senior employees filed a lawsuit against them. As the AP and San Francisco Chronicle reported, these former employees argue that Twitter violated local and federal laws and that its efforts to turn rooms in its head office into bedrooms violated building regulations.
Recall that the authorities started the investigation based on a Forbes report in December 2022. In this news, your Twitter It was stated that he transformed certain meeting rooms for his employees to rest. Elon Musk, remaining employees after layoffs against twitter He had demanded that they make an “extremely hard” commitment and “work at a high pace for long periods of time”. No explanation was given for bedrooms, but given Musk’s expectation, it was inevitable that employees would work long hours and need a place to rest or spend the night.
Twitter is in trouble with its past decisions
one of the plaintiffs Joseph Killian, He had served as the global design and construction chief project manager at Twitter. He stated that Musk’s team had requested the removal of motion-sensor lights on the grounds that they woke staff, and this violated building regulations. Allegedly, the property owner refused this request, but it turned out that the lights were connected by an electrician without permission.
Killian He also stated that the request to install cheaper locks that do not automatically unlock in an emergency was accepted despite warnings that it would prevent first aid crews from accessing the rooms. He allegedly left his post that day, but later someone else installed these locks. Moreover, Killian also voiced requests for the company not to disclose planned changes to city supervisors. According to the lawsuit, the inspectors had only seen the bed and the new furniture and were unaware of the violations.
The case also your Twitter He is also accused of not paying the severance pay he promised. Twitter’s Musk Under his leadership, he announced “willful, specific and repeated breaches of contracts, breaking the law and disregarding other legal obligations”. For example, your Twitter There are also allegations about paying the rent. Musk’s advisor by Pablo Mendoza, “Elon told me he’d only pay rent on his dead body,” he allegedly told former Twitter real estate head Tracy Hawkins. Musk’s personal lawyer, Alex Spiro, also allegedly said it was “unreasonable for Twitter to expect to pay the rent because San Francisco is a bad place.” The California Property Trust, which owns the building where Twitter’s headquarters is located, sued the company in January for the company’s $136,250 in unpaid rent.
San Francisco, after Forbes’ report to twitter 15 days to protect bedrooms recognized, however chronicle, It still says permissions are not granted. The new investigation is reportedly being led by the San Francisco Department of Construction Supervision, but no official statement has yet been made. twitter has not had a communication team for a long time.