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What reason have they provided for doing this and how long have you worked there for?
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Many thanks for your patience. What the employer is doing is not necessarily going to be illegal, as long as they have the contractual right to do so. A bonus is a discretionary payment, they are not legally obliged to pay it and it is just an incentive the employer decides to pay its employees. As such, they can make it subject to certain conditions, including that the level of pensions contributions can be offset from it. However, they need to have made that clear in any bonus policy or procedure, so that you knew what the conditions of the bonus payments were. If no such conditions existed you can argue that the employer has acted in breach of contract and also potentially been guilty of unlawful deduction of wages, which you can take further if needed.
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