The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals of England and Wales and in Scotland have issued new guidance updating and increasing the Vento bands.
Claimants presenting discrimination or whistleblowing claims on or after 6 April 2021 will be eligible to claim the following by way of compensation for injury to feelings:
- Lower band of £900 to £9,100 for less serious cases;
- Middle band of £9,100 to £27,400 for cases that do not merit an award in the upper band;
- Upper band of £27,400 to £45,600 for the most serious cases; and
- The most exceptional cases capable of exceeding £45,600.
An award for injury to feelings is entirely at the tribunal’s discretion. In determining whether an award should be made, and if so in what band, the tribunal will consider the seriousness of the treatment and the degree of the impact on the employee.
For further advice on any of the changes outlined above please contact our Employment and HR Services team.