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Hi there, I had a contractor arrangement with my previous employer who promised myself and another colleague a huge bonus if we achieved certain KPI's, however after achieving these, he is refusing to pay my invoice that I issued for the bonus amount. Is there anything I can do in this situation? Many thanks Tamara

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you discussed this with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?

No the HR manager is his wife and I have not sought any other advice as yet.

Lawyer's Assistant: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?

No it was a "contractor" agreement - I was not technically an employee - no unions involved either way

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Only that the original offer made was verbal. He previously has not disputed the invoice, only the ability to pay it!

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is there any form of correspondence that details the bonus offer ?

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