Unfair dismissal compensation rates increase

New limits on employment tribunal awards have been announced by the Government.

The two key changes to be aware of:

  • The limit on the compensatory award for ‘ordinary’ unfair dismissal has increased from £83,682 to £86,444.
  • The maximum amount of one week’s pay for calculating statutory redundancy payments, and the basic award in unfair dismissal claims has increased from £508 to £525.

The new limits came into effect on 6 April 2019.

Changes have also been made to the statutory rates of maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and sick pay.

For professional and independent advice on the changes to compensation limits, contact Hethertons employment team on 01904 528200.