Changes in Tribunal Awards – A Reminder
Posted: 1st February 2011
Employers are reminded that the annual inflation-linked changes in limits on the compensation amounts which can be awarded by employment tribunals came into force today.
The main changes are:
- the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal increased from £65,300 to £68,400;
- the limit on the amount of guarantee payment payable to an employee in respect of any day increased from £21.20 to £22.20;
- the minimum amount of compensation where an individual is found to have been unlawfully excluded or expelled from a trade union increased from £7,200 to £7,600; and
- the maximum amount of a week’s pay for the purpose of calculating a redundancy payment or for various awards including the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal increased from £380 to £400.
There is no statutory cap on the amount a tribunal can award in discrimination cases.