I am working with an International BPO in Gujarat. In my appointment letter there is a
component "Performance Bonus" which is annual. There is no condition applied on it. My
management discussed my performance for the first 6 months which was GOOD. After this
nothing was discussed and no feedback is given. After I completed my 1 year in the company I
asked for my Performance Bonus, I was told that you will get it on diwali as it was diwali
bonus and incorrectly mentioned as Performance Bonus. When I discussed further, I was told
that as your performance for the year was not good, the bonus may be questioned. They do not
have any document signed by me which talks about my poor performance. They told me that my
performance was not good only when I refused to accept the increament letter. If I would
have accepted the letter they were not going to tell me anything about the performance.
I want to know that if the company has not discussed my performance with me for 6 months,
can they deny the payment of performance bonus just by saying that your performance was not
Is it fair with any employee ?