Yukon, OK asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Oklahoma

Q: Can my company keep my nego bonus rate from offer letter when they intro a new plan where my peers get higher rate

I negotiated a 10% bonus in my offer letter. A lot of my peers did not. Company decided to roll out a new company wide plan where people at my same “grade” and title get a 20% bonus. They will not consider changing my rate because it is in my offer letter. Just because I negotiated a bonus when the company didn’t offer bonuses, I do not get the same bonus treatment on the new plan. Why is that Ok?

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: You could have waited and not negotiated and you would probably have received the 20%. There isn’t much you can do since you accepted the 10%. You can always ask your superiors for the additional 10% since you signed in good faith.

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