Addendum to the Presidential Guidance on Injury to Feelings & Psychiatric Injury
On 26th March 2021 the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals for England & Wales and Scotland issued a further addendum (the fourth after the initial 2017 Guidance) on the application of the bands of award for injury to feelings ('the Vento Bands').
- One off acts and less serious cases ('Lower Band') - £900 - £9,100;
- Cases between the two bands ('Middle Band') - £9,100 - £27,400;
- The most serious cases, such as a sustained and targeted campaign of harassment ('Upper Band') - £27,400 to £45,600
The most exceptional cases will exceed £45,600.
Cases in Scotland will remain subject to the provision that if the tribunal decides the uplift in Simmons v Castle does not apply it should adjust the figures above accordingly further to setting out why Simmons does not apply.
The Addendum Guidance may be found in the following link https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Vento-bands-presidential-guidance-April-2021-addendum-1.pdf