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Work at a company and started May 2015. We received bonus and increase letters yesterday. Problem is I was given a increase in line with the other employees, however, we are 3 people with a direct line managers and 2 of us do exactly the same job, we received the same rating 80% and our country performances are similar, she received a bonus, I did not, even though I am of the opinion I had to do more this year and had better overall results. what are my options, can I take it further and if so, will it not damage the working relationship?
If I was in your situation I would formally attempt to resolve the matter internally first in an amicable manner.
The entitlement in terms of bonus payment would need to be looked at in respect of it being a contractual bonus/entitlement or not.
If the bonus and increase is linked to a performance measurement system which is in place, then your internal grievance should be fairly easy to prove and to resolve.
There is no way in saying how dealing with this will influence your employment relationship but if you behave in a professional, mature and respectable manner throughout the process and handle the matter with the due care and sensitivity it requires then there shouldn`t be any further problems. I am not saying what was done or not done is right but these matters are many times sensitive and people don`t take it well when you query your payments.
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