first_imgMartin advised employers to adopt clear parameters whencalculating bonus awards, and to ensure bonus levels are scrutinised by severalmanagers so it can justify discrepancies objectively. New statutory equal pay questionnaires could become a usefulweapon for high-flyers unhappy with their annual bonuses. But they will also “allow pressure to be brought tobear upon the employer at an early stage to justify bonuses paid to comparatoremployees”, said Stefan Martin, partner at law firm Allen & Overy. Prepare to justify bonus awardsOn 1 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.center_img The questionnaires, due to come into force in April, aredesigned to allow employees who believe they may have an equal pay claim torequest information on colleagues’ pay levels from their employers. The questionnaires have also led employers to question howthey can reply to them without breaching the Data Protection Act 1998. Comments are closed. “The procedure will, inevitably, be used as anegotiating tool in severance situations,” he said.last_img read more