An ex-gratia payment is a payment made by an employer to an employee to compensate them in some way. For example, an employer may make an ex-gratia payment to an employee in addition to a Statutory Redundancy Payment or make an ex-gratia payment to an employee by way of settlement of a potential or actual Industrial Tribunal complaint.See:
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.