Disabled employee sues twitter after ban on remote work.
A new lawsuit claims that the directive from Twitter Inc. owner Elon Musk to stop employees from working remotely and put in “long hours at high intensity” is discriminatory toward employees with disabilities.
Dmitry Borodaenko, a California-based engineering manager, filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Twitter on Wednesday in San Francisco federal court, alleging that the corporation dismissed him this week for failing to report to the office.
According to Borodaenko, Musk’s recent directive to Twitter employees to come back to the workplace or leave the company is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which mandates that companies make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.
According to the complaint, Borodaenko has a condition that makes him vulnerable to COVID-19.
The lawsuit said many Twitter employees with disabilities have been forced to resign because they could not meet Musk’s demanding performance and productivity standards.
Twitter is already facing a proposed class action in San Francisco federal court, alleging that it broke the law by abruptly firing off around 3,700 people, or half the company’s workforce, after Musk took control.