Twitter Employees Sue The Company Over Bonuses – Say They Weren’t Paid Despite Promises

Several current and former Twitter staff have filed a lawsuit against the social media company. They claim that they were not paid tens of millions of dollars in bonuses despite promises that they would be. The lawsuit was filed on June 20, 2023, in the San Francisco federal court.



In the month leading up to Musk’s acquisition of the company, Twitter staff were given assurances. They were told that they will get the full amount of their 2022 bonuses. The staff claims that the promises were from several executives of the company at the time including the former CFO Ned Segal. But with the arrival of Musk, these promises about bonuses have not been implemented so far.

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Lawyers for the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, Mark Schobinger, a former senior director of compensation who left Twitter just last month, are seeking a class action on behalf of current and former Twitter staff. Shannon Liss-Riordan, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said Twitter was owed “tens of millions of dollars” in bonuses.

Twitter has a cash performance bonus plan that is paid out every year. The lawsuit also claims that Twitter failed to pay at least 50% of the target amounts for the 2022 bonuses. 

Twitter’s Response

Twitter’s media relations team has been disbanded by Musk and did not respond to comments other than an automatic reply. The company has been sued numerous times since Musk’s acquisition for allegedly failing to pay its bills, including rent, and by former staff for severance and back pay. 

Final Words

The lawsuit filed by Twitter employees in the San Francisco federal court against the company for tens of millions of dollars in bonuses that they say were not paid despite promises is ongoing. The lead plaintiff, Mark Schobinger, and his lawyers are seeking class action status. They are seeking this on behalf of current and former Twitter staff. They claim that the company owe bonuses in “tens of millions of dollars”. Twitter has not responded to requests for comment, and the case is ongoing.

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