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What is the reason that you think you are being treated unfairly? In other words, is there any age, disability, gender, or race issue between you and the supervisor?
What state are you in?
You mention that you have a contract. Does the contract say anything about termination? Regardless, the fact is that it appears that this supervisor really has it in for you. Rather than emailing the supervisor about your not receiving your bonus, you should be contacting HR like you did the first time. When you contact HR, be sure to mention that, per the contract, that you are due XXX in bonus and that if the bonus is not paid to you when it is due, that you will have no choice but to pursue a wage claim against the company.
If the amount of money is that significant, you might want to contact a local employment attorney in your area so that she or he can assist you in drafting the communication to HR.
The contract only applies to the bonus. It does not apply to any other part of my employment. I am planning on contacting my HR department. This latest email that was sent to my supervisor was actually done before the bonus was due in order to make sure that it was included in my last paycheck. I received no reply email and the bonus was not in my check. I am planning on contacting my HR department this coming week. I just wanted to get some outside advice on what rights I have.
Also, is there anything I can do about the singling me out, or do I just have to sit there and take it?
Per the contract, you are entitled to the bonus.
As far as your supervisor's actions, unfortunately, the only thing that you can do is continue to let HR know about his or her actions. It will be up the company to decide what to do about this supervisor. If they are smart, they will start to realize that this supervisor is opening them up to potential liability by denying you what you are entitled to per the terms of the contract.
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