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Elon Musk's X, accused of withholding bonuses promised to staff, will have to face a court battle

today 12/27/2023
A federal judge has ruled that X, previously known as Twitter, will face a lawsuit alleging that the company failed to pay promised bonuses to its staff. The judge denied X's motion to dismiss the case. The lawsuit, filed by a former senior director of compensation at X, claims that the company did not pay out annual bonuses to employees after its acquisition by Elon Musk in October 2022, despite assurances from executives. The lawsuit seeks class action status for former and current employees who did not receive their 2022 bonus. The judge deemed the case plausible and allowed it to proceed. X, which no longer has a public relations team, did not respond to requests for comment. The company argued that an oral promise should not be binding and that the case should be heard in Texas, but the judge ruled that California law applies. The complaint states that employees expressed concerns about their compensation and bonuses following the announcement of Musk's acquisition. Despite repeated promises, X allegedly did not pay out the bonuses, leading the plaintiff to leave the company in May.
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