If your claim is successful, you could receive compensation. The amount will depend upon what you have lost in earnings, notice pay, benefits, pension payments and so on. It varies from case to case. Your solicitor will be able to help you calculate what you may be able to claim.
Compensation for unfair dismissal includes the following:
a basic award, based on your weekly pay, your age, and how long you have worked for your employer.
a compensatory award of up to one year’s gross pay to compensate your loss of earnings. This will be based upon the time you were unemployed or how long the tribunal believes you will take to find a similar position, and any loss of income or benefits in your new role. This will be increased if your employer failed to follow ACAS recommended procedures when terminating your employment.
If the tribunal finds that your dismissal was discriminatory, you may receive additional damages including injury to feelings, aggravated damages, and interest.
The tribunal also has the power to reduce your compensation based on your behaviour - for example, if your conduct contributed to your dismissal or you haven’t done enough to find a new job. Legal advice will help you to understand what the tribunal expects of you, so that you don’t harm your case.
Not all cases make it to tribunal. You may reach an agreement with your employer before the tribunal hearing. Such agreements can be negotiated and will include other terms such as confidentiality and agreeing to waive your rights to make claims against your employer. We can help you to negotiate an agreement that suit you.
We understand that legal claims aren’t just about compensation. You may want an apology, to be reinstated, or for other changes to be made. This may be possible to achieve. We support you to get the best possible outcome for your interests.