Is the term used to describe monetary awards made by an Industrial Tribunal where an application made by an individual is upheld. In a case of Unfair Dismissal, compensation is one of three awards given by an Industrial Tribunal and is usually made up of the following elements:
In a case of Discrimination, the compensation that is awarded may include an element referred to as ‘Injury to Feelings’ made to reflect the degree of upset, humiliation and anger as a result of the discriminatory act.
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