Employment Legislation

Tribunal compensation limits increase

Legislation

Tribunal compensation limits increase

Due Date

6 April 2022

Summary

With effect from this date, various increased compensation limits for employment tribunal claims came into force. The maximum amount of a week’s pay (used for calculating various awards including statutory redundancy payments and unfair dismissal basic awards) increased to £571 and the maximum unfair dismissal compensatory award increased to £93,878.

The Vento bands for making awards for injury to feelings in discrimination claims increase as follows:

  • £990 to £9,900 for the lower band—less serious cases (previously £910 to £9,100)
  • £9,900 to £29,600 for the middle band (previously £9,100 to £27,400)
  • £29,600 to £49,300 for the upper band—the most serious cases (previously £27,400 to £45,600)
  • £49,300 and above for the most exceptional cases (previously £45,600 and above)

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