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Compensation for hurt to feelings increased

David Reid
15th Sep 2014

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that a Court of Appeal decision that there should be a 10% uplift for general damages in civil claims made after 1 April 2013 applies to discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal.

 

The three bands of compensation for hurt to feelings in discrimination cases are now as follows:

 

Bottom Band for less serious cases: generally one-off incidents where the discriminatory act is not egregious £600 - £6,600
Middle Band for serious cases that do not meet the criteria for the top band £6,600 - £19,800
Top Band for the most serious cases: usually involving multiple incidents of discrimination or continuing serious acts £19,800 - £33,000

 

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