judge A group of lay-offs was ordered Twitter Employers drop They filed a class action suit against the company. Twitter Choosing to not keep its promises severance Pay package as previously reported by Bloomberg Reuters. In ruling on FridayJames Donato (US District Judge) states that workers must Instead, they can make their case privately through arbitration, citing the employment agreement that was signed. Twitter.

The ruling states that Twitter’s contract “expressly” states that arbitration isn’t mandatory, and also provides an option for employees to opt out of the procedure. It is not mandatory. judge says employees failed to opt out of arbitration, which would’ve given them a chance to settle things in court. Twitter’s contract also contained a class action waiver, the ruling notes.

“Twitter provided signed copies of the agreements, and they are all clear and straightforward.” While only five of them were employees, “are ordered to arbitration on an individual basis,” The judge The three remaining items will be decided at a later time. workers The plaintiffs who filed the suit in December stated that they had opted to not participate in the arbitration agreement.

Ex-Twitter The class action lawsuit was filed by employees in November. Twitter of not providing enough notice before they were laid off in violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which requires employers to provide 60 days of notice for company-wide layoffs. They were later laid off. amended the complaint To include allegations that Twitter By not providing the information, it violated its contract severance pay they’re owed.

Shannon Liss-Riordan is the lawyer representing the Twitter employees, responded to the ruling in a post on Twitter. “We anticipated this and that’s why we have already filed 500 individual arbitration demands — and counting,” Liss-Riordan writes. “This is not a win for @elonmusk. Twitter still has to answer claims in court, on top of the arbitration battles.”