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Going Up – Awards for Unfair Dismissal are set to Increase

160307 Unfair Dismissal Awards IncreaseSUMMARY: From 6 April 2016 employers will see a small increase to the limit on tribunal awards and statutory payments.

New limits have been introduced for dismissals which occur on or after 6 April 2016.  The old limits will apply to those dismissals before 6 April 2016.  The changes are summarised as follows:

Compensation Limit Current Figure From 6 April 2016 Comment
Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal. £78,335 £78,962 …or 52 weeks’ gross pay, if lower.
Maximum limit on a week’s pay. £475 £479 This figure is used for calculating:

  • the basic award in unfair dismissal claims; and
  • statutory redundancy payments.
Minimum basic award for certain types of unfair dismissal. £5,807 £5,853 This level of award applies to dismissals in relation to:

  • trade union membership or activities;
  • health and safety duties;
  • pension scheme trustees duties; or
  • acting as an employee or workforce representative.

Contact Details

For more details about Employment Tribunal claims and these limits please contact:

fgmedia@fgsolicitors.co.uk

+44 (0) 808 172 93 22

This update is for general guidance only and does not constitute definitive advice.

Updated: by FG Solicitors
Call us on:  0808 172 93 22

GOING UP – AWARDS FOR UNFAIR DISMISSAL ARE SET TO INCREASE

160307 Unfair Dismissal Awards IncreaseSUMMARY: From 6 April 2016 employers will see a small increase to the limit on tribunal awards and statutory payments.

New limits have been introduced for dismissals which occur on or after 6 April 2016.  The old limits will apply to those dismissals before 6 April 2016.  The changes are summarised as follows:

Compensation Limit Current Figure From 6 April 2016 Comment
Maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal. £78,335 £78,962 …or 52 weeks’ gross pay, if lower.
Maximum limit on a week’s pay. £475 £479 This figure is used for calculating:

  • the basic award in unfair dismissal claims; and
  • statutory redundancy payments.
Minimum basic award for certain types of unfair dismissal. £5,807 £5,853 This level of award applies to dismissals in relation to:

  • trade union membership or activities;
  • health and safety duties;
  • pension scheme trustees duties; or
  • acting as an employee or workforce representative.

Contact Details

For more details about Employment Tribunal claims and these limits please contact:

fgmedia@fgsolicitors.co.uk

+44 (0) 808 172 93 22

This update is for general guidance only and does not constitute definitive advice.