February 21, 2024

A federal choose on Friday gave the go-ahead to a lawsuit in opposition to the social media firm X, previously referred to as Twitter, by which employees declare that the corporate promised however by no means paid hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in bonuses.

In June, Mark Schobinger, a former senior director of compensation for Twitter who lives in Texas, sued the corporate, claiming breach of contract beneath California legislation. The corporate has its headquarters in San Francisco.

Mr. Schobinger mentioned that each earlier than and after the billionaire Elon Musk purchased Twitter final yr, the corporate had orally promised staff 50 % of their 2022 focused bonuses in the event that they stayed with the corporate within the first quarter of 2023. Nevertheless, the bonuses have been by no means paid, based on the swimsuit.

Mr. Schobinger filed the swimsuit on his personal behalf and on behalf of practically 2,000 different present and former employees. The quantity in dispute is bigger than $5 million, based on courtroom data.