Employment Law Compensation Limits

There are a vast range of potential claims each of which has a prescribed maximum compensatory amount. We have set out below compensatory limits for the most common claims but this is by no means a comprehensive list.

From 6 April 2016, the following maximum compensatory limits are applicable:-

  • a week's pay for the purposes of calculating, among other things, statutory redundancy payments (and the basic award for unfair dismissal) is £479;
  • unfair dismissal basic award : up to 30 weeks’ pay capped at £14,370
  • compensatory award for unfair dismissal is the lower of a year’s pay or £78,962;
  • breach of the right to be accompanied is up to two week’s pay up to £958
  • breach of flexible working regulations is eight week’s pay up to £3,832
  • failure to give written particulars up to 2 or 4 weeks’ pay capped at £958 or £1,916
  • failure to inform and consult (collective redundancy) : 90 days’ pay
  • Failure to inform and consult (TUPE) : 13 weeks’ pay

Debbie Sadler

Published on 15/06/2016

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