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Compensation Limits

As of April 2018

 Maximum Award

Unfair Dismissal

Basic award -£15.900 

Compensatory award -£83,847

Additional award - £13,780 - £27,560 i.e. 26 - 52 weeks pay

Redundancy Pay £15,900
Discrimination - Race, sex and disability - No limit
Dismissal for union/employee representative or pensiontrustee reason

Basic award - minimum £6,442

Compensatory award - £83,847

Dismissal for health and safety reasons

Basic award - minimum £6,442

Compensatory award - No limit

Dismissal for making a protected disclosure

Basic - minimum £6,442

Compensatory award - No limit

Guarantee pay

£140 (5 days in any period of 3 months)

(£28 per day)

Contract claims in an industrial tribunal £25,000
Limit on a week's pay £530

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.

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