Former Twitter Africa employees yet to receive severance packages months after being laid off

The severance payments due to former employees of Twitter Africa’s Accra headquarters have not yet been made.

The social network company’s former employees claim that since they were let go this year, management has refused to pay their entitlements bill.

CNN reported that despite the ex-employees’ agreement to a three-month severance package, the corporation has yet to make the payment.

One former employee of Twitter Africa told CNN, “They ghosted us.

“Even though we eventually agreed to specific negotiated terms, Africa staff have still been left in the lurch, despite Twitter’s eventual settlement of former staff in other locations.”

The ex-employees claim that despite it being less than what their colleagues received, they grudgingly accepted the severance package without benefits.

We were all so stressed out, worn out, and tired of the uncertainty, and we didn’t want to take on the additional responsibilities of a court action, so we felt we had no alternative but to settle, another former employee said CNN. “Twitter was non-responsive until we agreed to the three months.”

Just four days after the social network established a physical office in Accra last November, the crew of about a dozen individuals was let go.

Some of them claimed to have immigrated to Ghana from other African countries and to have relied on their employment at Twitter to maintain their legal status there.

According to reports, Twitter owes more than $500 million in severance payments to more than a thousand workers it let go months ago.

Prior to her dismissal in January, Courtney McMillian served as Twitter’s “head of total rewards” and was in charge of the company’s employee perks programs. She filed the proposed class action in a federal court in San Francisco.

According to McMillian, most employees were guaranteed two months of their base pay plus one week of compensation for each complete year of service under a severance package Twitter implemented in 2019.

According to the lawsuit, senior workers like McMillian were promised six months of base salary.

However, Twitter only provided laid-off employees with up to one month’s worth of severance money, and many of them received nothing. McMillian

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