Compensation Limits

As of 14th February 2016

 Maximum Award

Unfair Dismissal

Basic award -£15.000 (30 x £500)

Compensatory award -£79,100

Additional award - £13,000 - £26,000 i.e. 26 - 52 weeks pay

Redundancy Pay £15,000 (30 x £500)
Discrimination - Race, sex and disability - No limit
Dismissal for union/employee representative or pensiontrustee reason

Basic award - minimum £6,000

Compensatory award - £79,100

Dismissal for health and safety reasons

Basic award - minimum £6,000

Compensatory award - No limit

Dismissal for making a protected disclosure

Basic - minimum £6,000

Compensatory award - No limit

Guarantee pay

£129.50 (5 days in any period of 3 months)

(£25.90 per day)

Contract claims in an industrial tribunal £25,000
Limit on a week's pay £500

The Department for Employment and Learning will amend  these figures annually in line with the retail prices index via a statutory rule.

Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

028 9032 1442

Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Contact Us

Please note that we cannot deal with employment-related enquiries by e-mail. To receive information or advice about an employment-related issue, please telephone our Helpline on Belfast 90 321442 where an officer will speak with you directly about your query. Please note that the Agency can arrange the services of an interpreter if required.

If you have an employment relations issue in Great Britain please contact the ACAS Helpline on 0300 123 1100 .

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