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Employment tribunals have the power to impose a financial penalty against employers that are found to have breached a worker's employment rights where there are “aggravating features” to the breach. The amount of the penalty will normally be 50% of the award, up to a maximum of £5,000.
11 Mar 2021
Elizabeth Aylott suffered from anxiety and depression and was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after leaving her job at BPP University.
21 Apr 2020
A law firm has been ordered to pay more than £23,000 for pregnancy discrimination after it sacked a pregnant employee...
7 Apr 2020
A former Department for Work and Pensions employee recently received almost £400,000 in compensation following age and race discrimination
4 Aug 2019
The employment tribunal is not something any employer particularly relishes. Omar Khalil provides some expert advice for HR professionals facing...
16 Jul 2019
The government has announced proposals for a single labour market enforcement body which will have powers to enforce minimum wage...
2 May 2019
The annual increase to the limits on compensation that can be awarded in an...
4 Apr 2019
Bands of compensation awarded by employment tribunals for injury to feelings in discrimination cases – Vento bands – will increase this month.
22 Oct 2018
Two individual directors have been held liable for the unfair sacking of a whistleblower for the first time, in a...
13 Sep 2018
The total number of employment tribunal claims lodged with the Ministry of Justice tripled in the three months between April...
1 Jun 2018
Two-thirds of employers back the introduction of a right for agency workers and zero-hours contract workers to request a stable...
15 Dec 2017
There has been a two-thirds increase in the number of employment tribunal claims in the two months since fees were...
13 Dec 2017
The last year has been a very significant one for employment case law. Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most...
16 Nov 2017
The Government’s scheme for individuals to apply for tribunal fees refunds has been rolled out to all applicants, after a...
21 Sep 2017
What does the Supreme Court decision declaring tribunal fees unlawful mean for employers on a practical level? Camille Renaudon, a...