From 1 February 2011 the statutory maximum amount of a week’s pay for calculating redundancy pay and the basic award for unfair dismissal increases from £380 to £400. The maximum statutory redundancy pay will therefore increase to £12,000 for an older worker with 20 years’ service or more.
The maximum compensatory award in most unfair dismissal cases increases from £65,300 to £68,400. As before, there is no limit on compensation in certain types of unfair dismissal cases and in discrimination cases.
If you would like to talk through a situation you are dealing with, or if you need advice on any aspect of employment law, please contact any member of the Pure Employment Law team (01243 836840 or [email protected])