Discrimination – Revised Compensation Guidelines
The Employment Tribunals have issued updated guidance on the appropriate levels of compensation which may be awarded in discrimination cases.
The Court of Appeal originally set guidelines back in 2002 in the case of Vento v Chief Constable of Yorkshire Police. That case stated that, broadly speaking, cases would fall into one of 3 bands, and set figures which would be appropriate
The top band was set for the most serious cases such as a lengthy campaign of discrimination, the middle band set for serious cases that do not merit an award in the top band, and the lower band set for less serious cases such as an isolated act of discrimination or a one off occurrence.
The new guidelines issued this month put:
- the lower band between £800 and £8,400
- the middle band between £8,400 and £25,200
- the upper bank between £25,500 and £42,000.