Financial penalties

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.


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The Government’s scheme for individuals to apply for tribunal fees refunds has been rolled out to all applicants, after a...

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What does the Supreme Court decision declaring tribunal fees unlawful mean for employers on a practical level? Camille Renaudon, a...

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A museum was found to have fairly dismissed a worker during a crackdown on persistent lateness at work, after he...

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Only three penalties have been imposed against employers for breaching their legal obligations “with aggravating features” since they were brought...

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From 6 May 2014, those seeking to bring an employment tribunal claim must first contact Acas so that an attempt at early conciliation can be made...

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Employment tribunals can impose financial penalties on losing employers. Mayer Brown’s Chris Fisher and Katherine Fox look at what the...

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Employers should start preparing for employment law changes coming into force in 2014, as the year kicks off with amendments to TUPE Regulations in January...

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