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Mass redundancy at Twitter

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Mass redundancy at Twitter

The mass redundancy exercise at Twitter is another example of a laissez-faire approach to HR which can seriously harm employee morale and brand reputation.

Whilst the majority of Twitter’s employees may be based in the US and Ireland, those UK-based employees are likely to have statutory rights and protections, beyond those listed in their employment contracts. This could include a failure to follow collective redundancy processes, unfair dismissal, rights to statutory payments such as notice and holiday pay as well as potential breaches of discrimination legislation.

Each case has to be determined on its own facts but careful scrutiny will be given to Twitter’s decision which goes against the grain of best HR practice, whether nationally or internationally, in recognising the fundamental element of consultation with staff.

If you require advice regarding any employment dispute, or if you require HR assistance, and would like more information, you can speak to a member of our team on 0161 696 6170.