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Basic Award

Key Points

  • Compensation for unfair dismissal is divided into basic and compensatory awards.
  • The basic award is calculated by a reference to an employee’s weekly pay using a statutory formula.
  • The basic award may be reduced by the tribunal in a number of defined circumstances. 
  • Brexit effect - unless otherwise stated, the position in relation to any EU legislation and decisions as set out in this card is as it was understood at the end of the transition period on 31st December 2020. For information on the status of EU decisions and legislation as of 31st December 2020 please see Statement on impact of Brexit on Emplaw Online content

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