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Updated Vento Bands

12 April 2019 #Discrimination

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and Scotland have updated the Vento bands used for calculating awards for injury to feelings in Employment Tribunal claims.

‘Injury to feelings’ is a compensatory award of damages, which the Tribunal can award to compensate an employee for emotional suffering resulting from the treatment that they have been subjected to, forming the basis of their claim.  This compensation is considered separately from any claim for financial loss such as loss of earnings.

Tribunals ultimately have discretion as to what amount of compensation to award, but the Vento bands will be considered when determining this amount.

For claims presented after 6 April 2019, the Vento bands will be: 

  • Lower band: £900 to £8,800

This is for less serious cases. The band was previously £900 - £8.600. 

  • Middle band: £8,800 to £26,300

This is for more serious cases, but that do not merit an award in the upper band. The band was previously £8,600 - £25,700. 

  • Upper band: £26,300 to £44,000

This is for the most serious cases. The band was previously £25,700 to £42,900. 

Awards in the most exceptional cases may exceed £44,000.

This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking professional and legal advice. Please refer to the full General Notices on our website.


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