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Compensatory Award

Key Points

  • Compensation for unfair dismissal is divided into basic and compensatory awards.
  • The compensatory award is to compensate an employee for the financial losses he or she has suffered as a result of being unfairly dismissed.
  • For dismissals from 6 April 2019-5 April 2020 the maximum compensatory award is the lower of £86,444 or 52 weeks’(gross) pay and from 6 April 2020 it is the lower of £88,519 or 52 weeks’(gross) pay

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