AstraZeneca Refused To Pay Bonus To US Remote Worker

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AstraZeneca has been sued by a former senior director who claims they refused to pay her nearly $130,000 because she worked from home.

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals has been sued in the U.S. by a former employee who claims the drugmaker refused to pay her nearly $130,000 in promised bonuses and stock options because she worked from home full-time.

Elmarie Bodes, former AstraZeneca’s senior director of business transformation, said in the lawsuit that she was owed a $124,000 performance bonus and $65,000 in stock options.

The lawsuit claims AstraZeneca cut her payout in half and refused to grant any stock options because she did not come into the office at least three days per week.

AstraZeneca, which is based in London and has U.S. headquarters in Delaware, gave no prior notice that it would condition bonuses on whether employees reported to the office.

Bodes accused AstraZeneca of breach of contract and failure to pay wages violating South Carolina law. She seeks to recoup the money she claims she is owed and other damages.


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