I need some quick legal advice.
my wife was given a very low bonus this year. she was given 1/3 of what she was given last year. when asked why they just dilly dallied aroundt the point. Finally she made a lot of noise and spoke with the owner. He said that she deserved a bigger bonus but he will not go against the decision of hte manager in question.
Finally he sent her a memo stating that he gave her a low bonus becasue she took a month maternity leave and has to pump breast milk on company time. He put it in wrting on company memo he wrote to her.
I know that a bonus is considered free money but her job states a certain bonus amount in leu of decent pay but in small print it does say that it can be adjusted.
the government wants to encourage people to have babies and to breast feed but her company is penalizing her for it.
by the way,
the money she lost on the bonus is exactly the same amount she recievd from insurance,paid leave and a red envelope from all the employees. I think they calculated that in and figured she got hers already.
we dont want to sue or threaten but I would like her to go into the ofice and explain her options for recourse so maybe they will think twice next time.