Compensation Rates

If an employee make an employment tribunal claim and wins their claim, they will be awarded compensation. The amount of compensation will depend on a number of factors and the claim made. 

The compensation rates that are most commonly asked about are detailed below: 

Unfair Dismissal
 
With effect from 6th April 2021
 
  • Maximum award = the LOWER of £89,493 or one year's gross pay
  • Basic award maximum = £16,320 (see below)
The previous rates were: 
 
  • Maximum award = the LOWER of £88,519 or one year's gross pay
  • Basic award maximum = £16,140
Basic Award
 
The basic award is calculated in the same way as redundancy and is based on age and length of services. For current rates, please see Redundancy Pay.
 
Discrimination, Health & Safety and Whistle blowing:
 
There are no maximum awards. 

Breach of Contract:
 
  •  Maximum that can be claimed via an Employment Tribunal = £25,000
  • There is no maximum if the claim is made via the High Court
Failure to provide a written statement of terms (contract of employment)
 
  •  4 weeks' pay