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Compensation increase for discrimination claims


Compensation increase for discrimination claims

An employee who successfully pursues a discrimination claim against their employer, or former employer, can generally expect that the Employment Tribunal will make an award of compensation for Injury to Feelings. The amount of that compensation is determined by reference to guideline bands known as the Vento bands. The Vento bands are set to increase with effect from 6th April 2018.

For claims presented on or after 6 April 2018, the bands will be:

  • a lower band of £900 to £8,600 (for less serious cases);
  • a middle band of £8,600 to £25,700 (for cases that do not merit an award in the upper band); and
  • an upper band of £25,700 to £42,900 (for the most serious cases).

Awards in the most exceptional cases may exceed £42,900.


If you are concerned that you have been discriminated against in the workplace, contact Clare McShane, Solicitor and member of the Employment Lawyer’s Association, to discuss how we may be able to help you.

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Clare McShane, Partner, Employment and Litigation Clare McShane

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Tel: 01623 626141

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