Twitter is being sued for abruptly eliminating 3,700 jobs at the social media platform.

The mass layoffs came days after Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover of the company. Class-action lawsuit filed

Thursday in San Francisco federal court had signatures from workers who claim they were not given enough notice.

Twitter announced its intention to start staff reductions on Friday in an email to employees that was issued on Thursday and was

later obtained by numerous media sites. Publicly, Musk had stated his intention to reduce the company's personnel by half.

Musk's plans to overhaul Twitter would be directly at odds with the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act,

which forbids major corporations from carrying out big layoffs without at least 60 days' notice.

Liss-Riordan continued, "We will now see if (Musk) is going to continue to thumb his nose at the rules of this country