Disputes over bonus are common and can quickly escalate.
Interpretations can differ and it is important to understand where the parties position whether contractually or not. Often, the real battleground is when 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.