When the Boss is “Hardcore,” Workers Respond with Confidence

As many tech companies faced the tough decision to lay off thousands of workers last fall, Elon Musk’s chaotic and even antagonistic approach to his newly acquired Twitter workforce made those layoffs particularly painful. He may have gloated in his “hardcore” approach to slashing jobs, but his moves sparked a mobilization of worker self-advocacy and litigation that serves as a cautionary tale for any company considering aggressive terminations.

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