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Thank you for the information and your question. Unfortunately, the misstatements of your manager and HR do not make the employer liable to pay you for a bonus that you weren't otherwise entitled to receive. In other words, it isn't a contract or enforceable promise. That said, there might be an issue with whether or not you are entitled to the bonus based on written policies of the Company or their practices.
What I mean by that if in any written information on bonus entitlements there is no notice that involuntary separation would terminate that right, or the policy says termination for "cause" is reason to withhold and there was no "cause" in your case, then you might still be entitled to payment.
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