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Also, our company gives us longevity bonuss every year and

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Also, our company gives us longevity bonus's every year and the amount is based on how long we have been with the company but you would forfeit this if you resigned or are terminated. Sense I have been a good employee for 18 years and have never had a problem I feel like they took this rout of termination so that I would lose this bonus cause after all this they are still allowing me to be eligible for rehire. What company would allow someone to be eligible for rehire if you are terminating them? So my question is does this look like to you a way for them to not have to pay me my yearly bonus and if so am I screwed cause at the end sense I felt I had no choice I did resign cause I didn't agree with the termination from my manager.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 9 years ago.
It all depends why you were terminatied. If you were terminated for economic reasons, which it seems since you did not meet the numbers required for the dealership to meet its needs, then it is plausible they would terminate you and still rehire you in the future when economics improve. I would certainly consider arguing that you were terminated based on falsely inflated numbers as a means to cut you out of a bonus to which you would have otherwise been entitled and consider suing for breach of contract. You have a good chance that if you file suit the company will seek to settle with you.

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