Employment tribunal maximum awards released for 2021

10 March 2021

The employment tribunal maximum awards have been released for 2021. The rates are applicable to England, Scotland and Wales and are reviewed annually.

Employment tribunal awards and limits

Statutory right

Current rates

Rates from 6 April 2021

Unfair Dismissal — Basic Award

£16,140

£16,320

Unfair Dismissal — Compensatory Award

Maximum £88,519 or 52 weeks’ pay (whichever is lower) (No maximum re: whistleblowing or H&S complaint)

Maximum £89,493 or 52 weeks’ pay (whichever is lower) (No maximum re: whistleblowing or H&S complaint)

Unfair Dismissal — Additional Award

Maximum £13,988–£27,976

Maximum £14,144–£28,288

Discrimination

Unlimited

Unlimited

Week’s Pay for Redundancy Purposes

Maximum £538

Maximum £544

Statutory Redundancy Payment

£16,140

£16,320

Breach of Contract

Amount equal to loss but maximum £25,000

Amount equal to loss but maximum £25,000

Failure to provide Statement of Main Terms

2 or 4 weeks’ pay (capped at max. 1 week’s pay per week)

2 or 4 weeks’ pay (capped at max. 1 week’s pay per week)

Statutory Guarantee Pay (per day)

£30 (payable in lay off situations for max. 1 working week per 3 months)

£30 (payable in lay off situations for max. 1 working week per 3 months)