Posts Tagged “compensation”

Contributory fault in discrimination claims

by Laurie Anstis on August 1, 2013

Can a reduction in discrimination compensation be made based on an employee’s own contribution to their loss? Introduction Reductions in compensation for unfair dismissal are regularly made under section 123(6) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 on the basis that (…)

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When will the reduced cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal come into force?

by Laurie Anstis on July 8, 2013

Some time in July, the Unfair Dismissal (Variation of the Limit of Compensatory Award) Order 2013 will come into force. This will reduce the cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal to the lower of ¬£72,400 and 52 weeks’ (…)

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Why Simmons v Castle matters for employment law

by Laurie Anstis on October 7, 2012

As part of his review of civil litigation costs, Lord Justice Jackson recommended¬†(pdf, para 2.4) that court awards for general damages should be increased by 10%. General damages are awards that are given for “pain, suffering and loss of amenity”. (…)

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Compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination claims – the Vento bands

by Laurie Anstis on August 18, 2011

Section 124 of the Equality Act 2010 governs the amount of compensation that can be awarded by an employment tribunal in a successful discrimination claim. This in turn refers to section 119, which provides that: An award of damages may (…)

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