Female former Twitter employees sue company, claiming Musk's firings were sexist against women

Slightly more than half of all recent layoffs were reportedly women.
Twitter headquarters in New York City

Twitter is facing a lawsuit from two of its female former employees over allegations that the company discriminated against women workers in its recent round of layoffs. 

The suit "accus[es] the social media company of disproportionately targeting female employees for layoffs," according to Reuters.

The suit reportedly claims that the company "laid off 57% of its female workers compared to 47% of men" following the takeover of the company by billionaire Elon Musk. 

Massachusetts attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan claimed that female employees at Twitter "had targets on their backs" upon Musk's takeover.