Mark Schobinger, a former employee of the group, filed a lawsuit against the platform in June for breach of contract, arguing that Twitter promised its employees a bonus for 2022 if they remained at the company that Elon Musk bought until the first quarter of 2023., the expected deadline for this Batch.
“Schobinger asserted a valid breach of contract claim under California law. “Twitter allegedly verbally promised to pay each employee a portion of the proposed bonus,” Judge Vince Chhabria wrote.
“By refusing to pay Schöbinger the promised reward, Twitter violated this contract,” the judge said.
The social network can appeal the court's decision.
Now owned by Elon Musk and rebranded for popular advertisers.
The company is now worth less than half of the $44 billion that Elon Musk paid in October 2022 to acquire it, according to internal documents sent to employees and published by technology magazine The Verge.
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