lon Musk has prevailed against disgruntled ex-Twitter employees who filed a class-action lawsuit against him for terminating them without more generous severance payments.
U.S. District Judge James Donato ruled in Twitter’s favor on Friday, saying in his order that the former employees had signed arbitration agreements as part of their employment contracts with Twitter. The signed agreements indicated the employees would bring legal disputes to arbitration instead of to court and also included a class-action waiver.
“You and the company agree to bring any dispute in arbitration on an individual basis only, and not on a class, collective, or private attorney general representative action basis,” the agreements said.
The dispute-resolution agreements also state that “arbitration is not a mandatory condition of employee’s employment at the company.” The workers were also offered a separate form if they chose to opt out.
“Twitter provided signed copies of the agreements, and they are all clear and straightforward,” Donato wrote in his order.
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