A Twitter employee who’s 8 months pregnant says she was locked out of her company laptop the night before mass layoffs were due to be announced

  • A Twitter employee who’s eight months pregnant says her laptop access was “cut off” on Thursday.
  • The content marketing manager, who also has a nine-month-old baby, has worked at Twitter since 2019.
  • Rachel Bonn tweeted just hours after a memo was sent to staff announcing mass layoffs on Friday.

A Twitter employee who is eight-months pregnant said access to her work laptop was cut off on Thursday night, hours after Elon Musk said layoffs would be announced on Friday via email.

Rachel Bonn tweeted an image of herself with her nine-month-old baby in front of rows of pumpkins.

Her tweet came the same day that Twitter staff were told in a memo that emails would be sent on Friday morning to inform them if they have been laid off.

Staff who are being let go will get an email to their personal accounts at 9:00 a.m. PST, while those being kept on will receive notice in their work email, according to the memo.

“Last Thursday in the SF office, really the last day Twitter was Twitter. 8 months pregnant and have a 9 month old. Just got cut off from laptop access #LoveWhereYouWorked,” Bonn tweeted at about 10:00 p.m. San Francisco time on Thursday.

Bonn has worked at Twitter as a content marketing manager since July 2019 in San Francisco, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Bloomberg reported on Friday that a class-action lawsuit claiming that the proposed staff layoffs violated California and federal law was filed in San Francisco federal court on Thursday.

The lawsuit is reportedly asking the court to make Twitter adhere to the WARN Act and stop it from asking staff to waive their right to take part in the litigation.

Twitter and Bonn did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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