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Is the bonus entirely discretionary under your contract of employment?
Okay. Then assuming it is discretionary, and not an obligation in the employment contract, it would be lawful for them to pay it to whomever they chose. Yes, this is discrimination, but it is not unlawful discrimination. It would only be unlawful if the decision to refuses bonuses was on an unlawful ground, such as one based on sex, or age for example. If they say, we're not paying women, or people over 40, then that would be unlawful. If they said, we're not paying people who have had warnings, then that would not be unlawful.
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