I have been employed with a parastatal company that has a performance rewarding system in a form of performance bonuses. The issue I have is that the appraisal system is never consistent. Every year we get told different things by our line managers and directors, which I feel is a deliberate attempt to discourage us for applying for performance bonuses. The performance system is such that it is measured between 1-5, 5 being that you consistently perform above the required level of satisfaction, 4 being significantly higher than the level of satisfaction. These are the only level that can get one a bonus. My issue is that, my contract has no targets and no measuring tool in place to measure a 4 or 5. The managers uses their own discretion and no one knows what criteria they use to determine such. Over 3 years I have been denied a bonus with no explanation. I have performed over the required level of standard and even have portfolio of evidence which is being dismissed as not being significant. My director refuses to meet up with me to discuss a way forward. I do not know what im working towards in terms of targets and my fate lies with my line manager and director, who year after year changes criteria without informing us. I have taken this up with HR who is also dismissive and advised me to apply for an appeal without hearing my issues out. I would like to persue a case against my employer and would like to know, if this is case worthy indeed and where do I start?
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