Elon Musk and Company X, the parent company of Musk-backed social media platform Twitter, have reportedly faced an investigation into building code violations at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters on Market Street. online public records Work with your county building inspectorate.
This study, previously reported, San Francisco ChronicleThe lawsuit is filed by five former Twitter employees who allege that Musk’s “transition team” intentionally and repeatedly ordered them to violate local and federal laws, including making dangerous modifications to the company’s office space. It follows a lawsuit filed in Delaware state court on March 16.
According to the complaint, under Musk’s control, X instructed employees to convert rooms in its San Francisco headquarters office into “hotel rooms,” but only added comfortable furniture for inspectors and landlords. He claims he lied about it being a “temporary resting space” and nothing of substance. Or structural change.
The complaint alleges that one of the employees had opened an unauthorized “hotel room” door that did not comply with a California law that “requires a lock that automatically unlocks when the building’s fire suppression system is activated.” He was instructed to lock it.
In the complaint, the former Twitter employee said Mr. Musk’s transition team repeatedly said “a compliant lock is too expensive” and instead “immediately installed a cheap lock that does not comply with life safety or exit codes.” ” he said.
Attorneys said in the lawsuit that the employee had resigned rather than violated the law.
The complaint also alleges that Twitter, led by Musk, failed to pay severance payments, accruals and benefits to its employees, and that in deciding to terminate some of its senior employees based on age, gender and sexual orientation. He also claims to have been discriminated against.
The lawsuit also alleges that Musk and a member of his transition team, Steve Davis, an executive at The Boring Company, ordered employees involved in property management to cut costs by $500 million as soon as possible. there is To cut costs, Mr. Musk’s transition team has instructed employees to simply refuse to pay the landlords the company pays.
When Davis was informed of the risk of surrender charges on certain rentals, Davis told a senior Twitter employee, “Well, we just don’t pay them. We just don’t pay the landlord.” “I just don’t pay the rent,” he added. The complaint reads:
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, meanwhile, is actively pushing Musk to move Twitter headquarters into his jurisdiction. on friday, he wrote on twitter“Let’s take him to MIA as soon as possible.”
CNBC reached out to Twitter for more information, and the company responded with an automated response that included a poop emoji but no comment.
A representative for the San Francisco Building Inspectorate did not immediately respond to a request for more information.