I would say that is exactly what "discretionary" means.
Is that the case? Surely nearly all bonus schemes are discretionary unless explicitly stated otherwise in the employment contract? Does "fairness" come into it?
I agree with emmzi - there's no advantage to the employer in paying it and I can't see the OP forcing them to do so.
not to complicate things, I had a full time job with employer #1 and a part-time zero hour contract with employer #2.
Employer #2 offers me a full time contract starting 1st May 2020.
I leave employer #1 6th March 2020
I then go back to employer #2 and resume 40 hours a week on a zero hour contract until 18th march 2020 when the place has closed.
I have been told the job starting in May will be delayed until June and then we will sign full time contracts.
Taking the advice of Honeybee13, I looked over the internet and it looks like I missed out by a week as the cut off point was the 28th Frbruary
You refer to "my new employers" but when exactly did you start with them, or are you saying you never actually started there.
And on what date did you leave the old employer.
The dates are crucial to this matter.
Don't rely on Barclays to tell you the truth about this. They tend to look after their own interests !!
Once you're sure of your rights, put your position to the bank in writing. Do not rely on phone calls.
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