Twitter is a social media platform and has been known for allowing its users to suspend their jobs if they so choose.
As of today, however, the social media network is allowing its workers to go on unpaid leave, and a Twitter spokesperson tells Business Insider that they “are taking a hard look at our processes and policies.”
While this means that many workers are on unpaid time off, it’s not uncommon for them to take it.
Twitter suspended some 40 million accounts in March alone, the company said, which meant that at least some of the suspension was for working on the platform and not for their actual jobs.
As Business Insider’s Katie J.A. Carroll reported, Twitter suspended about 25 million accounts over the same period.
While Twitter is often accused of letting its workers down by not allowing them to work while suspended, Twitter’s spokesperson did acknowledge that they are aware of the issue and are working on it.
“We have been in contact with our workers and are looking into ways to better facilitate this,” Twitter said.
“Our processes and protocols require a lot of thought and analysis, and we have a strong understanding of how our system works and how it is different from other platforms.
We continue to work closely with our employees and their families to ensure we have the right policies and processes in place to ensure that workers receive the best possible treatment.
We are confident that the policies we have in place are in the best interests of our employees, the communities we serve, and our customers.”