Injury to feelings compensates you for emotional distress caused by the discrimination. You will need to prove that you suffered distress, for example by providing a doctor’s report if you’ve received medical support.
The amount awarded for injury to feelings is split into bands depending on the seriousness of the discrimination. For claims issued before 6th April 2020 these bands are:
£900-£8,800 for less serious cases or one-off acts of discrimination
£8,800 - £26,300 for more serious cases, but where the top band is not justified
£26,300 - £44,000 for the most serious cases, such as a sustained case of discrimination
For claims issues on or after the 6th April 2020, the bands will increase, respectively, to:
£27,000-£45,000 (with the possibility of the most serious cases exceeding £45,000).
The Tribunal will consider whether the discrimination was deliberate, how your employer responded to the discrimination, and the effect
it has had on you.