A change to the Vento bands

Claimants in cases of discrimination, whistleblowing detriment and trade union dismissal can seek an award for injury to feelings as well as compensation for financial loss. From April this year the three bands of awards for injury to feelings-known as the Vento bands – have increased to the following:

Lower band – £900 – £9,100

These are less serious cases, usually one-off events or isolated occurrences.

Middle band – £9,100 – £27,400

These are serious cases which don’t merit the upper band.

Upper band – £27,000 – £45,600

These are the most serious cases; a lengthy campaign of discriminatory harassment on the grounds of sex or race.

If you have any questions, our employment law team are able to assist you.