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Incremental increase to injury to feelings compensation in the Employment Tribunal

Incremental increase to injury to feelings compensation in the Employment Tribunal
Richard Hiron Mar 29,2021
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Guidance has been issued reflecting the assessment of awards of compensation for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury in discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal.

This compensation is parcelled into bands of seriousness commonly referred to as "the Vento bands" and often forms the basis of the majority of compensation in discrimination claims. The bands are also incrementally increased each year.

For claims issued on or after 6th April 2021, the bands shall be as follows:-

Type of case† Available compensation
Less serious cases £900 to £9,100 (lower band)†
Cases that do not merit the upper band of compensation† †† £9,100 to £27,400 (middle band)†
The most serious cases £27,400 to £45,600 (upper band)
The most exceptional cases £45,600

At the time of writing, the Vento bands are as follows:-

Type of case† Available compensation
Less serious cases £900 to £9,000 (lower band)†
Cases that do not merit the upper band of compensation† †† £9,000 to £27,000 (middle band)†
The most serious cases £27,000 to £45,000 (upper band)
The most exceptional cases £45,000