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How long have you worked there for and are there any conditions in relation to length of service before the bonus is paid?
Can you please upload the relevant clauses so I can take a look?
Hello, not sure if you saw my initial queries above - How long have you worked there for and can you please upload the relevant clauses so I can take a look?
Thank you. The contract mentions the bonus is paid on terms set each financial year - are there any other terms outside of the contract which deal with the bonus?
Ok thank you. The relevant clause here would be 9.5. It says:
“In the event that the Employee leaves the employment of the Group at any time he shall continue to be entitled to the Bonus time apportioned up to the date of Termination unless his employment is validly terminated in accordance with clause 17, in which case he shall not be entitled to receive any Bonus for the Financial Year in which his employment is so terminated.”
It basically says that even if you leave, you would continue to be entitled to bonus payments calculated on a pro rata basis up to the date your employment terminates. There is nothing which says your bonus would not be payable at all should you leave their employment.
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