Thank you, ***** ***** very helpful. I understood that under UK law there needs to be 'Consideration' to make the clause valid and the lack of payment of the bonus would imply that there was no Consideration so this interpretation is interesting.
The clause states "As a participant you will typically receive confidential information and will have customer contact. Accordingly for a period of twelve months following the date of the end of your employment relationship with the Employer, you shall not, directly or indirectly, as an employee, independent contactor or otherwise, do any of the following:
1. attempt to solicit, solicit, attempt to divert, or divert customer business from the Employer.
2. affiliate with (ie. be employed by, contract with or otherwise serve) a competitor of the Employer in any community of activities which you served or supported while employed by the Employer including but not limited to providing the competitor with print, online, in person media, ecommerce or other assistance.
This business protection shall survive the period of the bonus program, is fully assignable by the Employer and is governed by the laws of the State of Ohio."
Given that the Employer has made my postion redundant, does this seem reasonable? I've lost my income, had no bonus and am now unable to find employment in the sectors where my experience is most valuable for twelve months.