Employment Law Tribunal Maximum Awards for 2022

Each year the Employment Law Tribunal awards and limits are updated, and rates are updated annually. These are now live as of 6 April 2022.

Whilst as an Employer you may feel that facing an Employment Tribunal may never apply to you, as always, we advise that you have the most modern and relevant HR and Employment Law practices in your workplace; you can adopt best practices by becoming proactive as an Employer, creating a positive culture, embracing new ways of working, treating your Employees with respect, having the most modern policies and procedures that reflect your business and above all comply with current legislation.

We understand how to manage your people and importantly the processes you need to follow to ensure you remain legally compliant, we take a look and keep you up to date with the changes.

The new rates are applicable to England Wales and Scotland.



The new rates are as follows:

Employment Tribunal Awards and Limits

Statutory Right Rates in 2021 Rates from 6 April 2022
Failure to provide Statement of Main Terms 2 or 4 wks pay (capped at max. 1 wks pay per wk) Remains the same as 2021
Breach of Contract Amount equal to loss but max of £25,000 Remains same as 2021
Unfair Dismissal

(Basic Award)

£16,320 £17,130
Unfair Dismissal

(Compensatory Award)

Max ££89,493 or 52 wks’ pay (whichever is the lower)

No cap for whistleblowing or H&S

Max £93,878 or 52 wks’ pay (whichever is the lower)

No cap for whistleblowing or H&S

Unfair Dismissal

(Additional Award)

Max £14,144 – £28,288 Max £14,846 – £29,692
Weekly Pay for Redundancy Purposes Max £544.00 Max £571.00
Discrimination Unlimited – No Cap Unlimited – No Cap
Statutory Redundancy Payment £16,320 £17,130
Statutory Guarantee Pay (per day)


£30 (payable in lay off situations for max 1 working wk per 3 months) £31 (payable in lay off situations for max 1 working wk per 3 months)


*These awards and limits do not include the costs incurred as an Employer preparing and representing at tribunal.



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