Judge rules out ‘unfair’ claims

can no longer claim compensation for injury to feelings in unfair dismissal
cases, following a judgment at the Employment Appeal Tribunal last week.

Justice Burton ruled in the case of Dunnachie v Kingston upon Hull City Council
that non-pecuniary losses are not recoverable in employment tribunals in unfair
dismissal claims.

means tribunals cannot award damages for personal injuries, aggravation and
injury to feelings caused by the manner (or fact) of dismissal.

McMullen, national head of employment law at law firm Pinsents, said:
"This judgment should be a great relief to employers." Under sex
discrimination claims, awards of up to £25,000 can be made for injury to

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