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.
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Twitter headquarters in New York City
Twitter headquarters in New York City
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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.