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.Tribunals
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.
A full list of the changes can be found in the The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2010 .