The judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Da’Bell v National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children on September 28 has revised the judicial guidelines on compensation for injury to feelings in claims of unlawful discrimination and harassment. The EAT ruled that the previous guidelines established in 2002 by the Court of Appeal in Vento v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police should be increased in line with inflation.
The new figures are:
The transcript of Da’Bell v NSPCC is not yet available but will be published soon on the EAT website. The above figures nonetheless have immediate effect and should be taken into account when preparing or responding to schedules of loss in discrimination cases.