Increase in compensation bands for damages for injury in discrimination and whistleblowing cases

The President of the Employment Tribunals has issued new guidance, increasing the bands for injury to feelings awards in discrimination cases (known as the Vento bands). The increased bands are effective for relevant claims issued on or after 6 April 2018.

The increase in the Vento bands can be seen as follows:


For claims presented before 6 April 2018

For claims presented on or after 6 April 2018

Lower band £800-£8,400 £900- £8,600
Middle band £8,400-£25,200 £8,600- £25,700
Upper band £25,200-£42,000 £25,700-£42,900

The awards can exceed the top band in only the most exceptional of cases.

Click here for the full Presidential Guidance

If you would like further information on any of the contact above, please contact our Head of Employment Jane Amphlett