Disputes over bonuses are common and can quickly escalate.
If your employer fails to pay a guaranteed bonus then you may have a claim for a debt in the County or High Court.
More often than not the real battleground is whether there is a contractual entitlement to a discretionary bonus. In such cases there is an implied duty on employers not to exercise that discretion irrationally or perversely. Here lies a common dispute.
There is also an overlap with discrimination claims as an employer must not award bonuses in a discriminatory matter.
If you want to discuss a pay or bonus dispute then please get in touch.