Employment Alert No 183: Increase in Employment Protection Awards 2011


The compensation limits on Tribunal awards will increase from 1 February 2011. The key changes are set out below.

Statutory redundancy pay

The maximum amount permitted for calculation of a week’s pay will rise from £380 to £400.

Basic Award

The current maximum amount for a week’s pay will rise from £380 to £400.

Maximum Compensatory Award

The maximum Compensatory Award a Tribunal can award in most cases of unfair dismissal will rise from £65,300 to £68,400 (maximum unfair dismissal compensation plus maximum basic award (which would be awarded to an employee aged 61+ with 20+ years service) - £80,400).

Please see full alert below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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