Unfair Dismissal Compensation Calculator

Unfair Dismissal Compensation Calculator – how much compensation can be awarded for Unfair Dismissal?

Basic award

You can claim a basic award which is calculated in the same way as a statutory redundancy payment – see  https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-redundancy-pay.   The maximum week’s pay from 6 April 2018 is £508.00 and the total maximum award is £15,240.00.

Compensatory award

You can also claim a compensatory award which is based on your losses – past and future.  The bulk of this is usually made up of loss of earnings.   If you obtain new employment then you will have to give credit for this, so for example if you were earning £400.00 a week from your old job and obtained new employment at £350.00 a week your ongoing loss of earnings would be £50.00 a week.

If you haven’t found employment the Tribunal will estimate how long it is likely to be before you find another job.   However, Claimants are expected to mitigate their losses and awards can be reduced if you cannot show that you have been making reasonable attempts to find employment.

Other losses you can claim for may include a company car, pension contributions or private medical insurance.

You can also claim for loss of statutory rights to compensate you for the fact that you will have to work two for years in a new job before you will accrue those rights again.   This amount varies between £250.00 to £500.00.

The amount of the compensatory award for unfair dismissal is capped at one year’s gross pay subject to a maximum of £83,682.00 (as of 6 April 2018).

Your compensation can be increased in some circumstances, e.g. if your employer has failed to follow the ACAS code of practice.    http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/f/m/Acas-Code-of-Practice-1-on-disciplinary-and-grievance-procedures.pdf

For some unfair dismissal claims, such as whistleblowing there is no cap.

In 2016/2017 the ‘average’ award for unfair dismissal was £16,543.00.  (The ‘average’ is where you add together all the awards made in any one year and divide that figure by the number of claims made).

The median average (i.e. the middle value of the awards) was £7,521.00.

Click on the hyperlink below for full details of maximum, average and median average awards:-

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognition-certificate-statistics-quarterly-april-to-june-2017-and-2016-to-2017

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