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Laid-off Twitter employees left in the lurch waiting for severance payments 2 months down the line, report says

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  • Twitter staff who were laid off say they still haven’t received severance, per CNN.
  • Elon Musk said each laid-off employee would get three months’ severance.
  • A lawyer told CNN the separation date for laid-off staff was Thursday but they remain in the lurch.

Elon Musk promised laid-off Twitter workers severance after they left the company, but some say they still haven’t received it two months down the line, CNN reported.

After taking over Twitter in late October, Musk laid off thousands of employees. In an email on November 4, he told affected staff they would receive severance and a separation agreement. He then followed up in a tweet to say that all laid-off workers were offered three months’ severance.

However, some former employees told CNN in a report published Thursday that Twitter has failed to send them any information about a severance agreement.

Sam Stryker, one ex-Twitter employee, tweeted on Wednesday that he was laid off two months ago and has “never even seen a severance letter let alone been offered severance.”

A representative for Shannon Liss-Riordan, a lawyer who has filed 100 demands for arbitration on behalf of former Twitter employees, told CNN on Thursday that her clients hadn’t received any details about severance from Twitter.

“Yesterday was the official separation date for thousands of Twitter employees, and after months of chaos and uncertainty created by Elon Musk, these workers remain in the lurch,” Liss-Riordan told CNN in a statement.

A person familiar with the matter told Fortune on Thursday that Twitter was planning to send the severance agreements to thousands of employees that day.

Twitter and Shannon Liss-Riordan didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Amir Shevat is one of the many former Twitter employees who have filed arbitration claims against Musk for not following through with his promise of severance. Shevat, who was laid off on November 4, told Insider that the way in which layoffs were carried out was “inhumane.”

Shevat’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, told Insider at the time that Musk made a “promise that has clearly been broken.”

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