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What is the bonus based on? and how long have you worked for this employer?
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Many thanks for your patience. Whether they can retract the promised bonus will depend on any conditions of the bonus eligibility, such as in your contract or a bonus policy. Some terms may state that you are not eligible to receive a bonus if you are working your notice period so in that case the employer could retract it, even after it has been confirmed. On the other hand, if there are no conditions stating that you are not due payment if you are leaving or working your notice, retracting it would be unfair, especially if you have met the eligibility criteria already.
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