Discrimination compensation guidelines updated

The compensation bands of awards for injury to feelings, known as the Vento bands have been updated.

In respect of claims presented on or after 6 April 2018, the Vento bands shall be as follows:

  • A lower band of £900 to £8,600 (less serious cases);
  • A middle band of £8,600 to £25,700 (cases that do not merit an award in the upper band); and
  • An upper band of £25,700 to £42,900 (the most serious cases), with the most exceptional cases capable of exceeding £42,900. This guidance is not binding but tribunals must have regard to it when determining compensation sums.