My employer told me that I was eligible for a bonus during my first and second interview I relocated from Maryland to Philadelphia with the understanding that I would receive this bonus because I informed them in both interviews that I could not accept th

They allowed me to give up my position in another state with the understanding that I was bonus eligible. They even stated it in my offer letter. But are now telling me that I don't get it. I have it in writing. I have been waiting for a decision since June 19, 2019. Please advise?

2 answers  |  asked Jul 30, 2019 03:48 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Answers (2)

Doris Dabrowski
You should arrange a consultation with a lawyer to review the terms of the writings that you have, including the complete bonus policy or plan. Eligibility for a bonus may be distinct from entitlement to receive a bonus upon the satisfaction of specified conditions.

posted by Doris Dabrowski  |  Jul 30, 2019 07:47 AM [EST]
Andrew Abramson
The answer to your question largely depends on the precise working of the offer letter. The offer letter will need to be clear that you are entitled to the bonus. Second, if there is a discretionary aspect to the bonus it wilt greatly complicate any potential claim.

posted by Andrew Abramson  |  Jul 30, 2019 05:30 AM [EST]

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