People who have lost their jobs as a result of the current recession might not like it, but as the reports of banking profits last week suggested, bonuses are back. Or in any case, they will be soon. This bonus season, though, PR might dictate that some firms will be tempted to curtail or ban them to assuage politicians and the public. However, businesses might find that slashing bonuses is not as easy as they think. So if you rely on a bonus, what are your rights?