The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales have updated the Guidance on employment tribunal awards for injury to feelings which are awarded in discrimination, whistleblowing and trade union membership or activities detriment claims and many other detriment claims (which are listed in Part V of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The updated Vento bands for such awards, which have been adjusted to take account of the RPI measure of inflation for claims presented on or after 6 April 2023, will be as follows:
- a lower band of £1,100 to £11,200 for less serious cases;
- a middle band of £11,200 to £33,700 for cases that do not merit an award in the upper band; and
- and an upper band of £33,700 to £56,200 for the most serious cases, with the most exceptional cases capable of exceeding £56,200.