Compensation for unfair dismissal

Unfair dismissal dismissal compensation has two main elements which need to be added together to calculate compensation: 


The Basic Award                      

This part of the compensation is to reflect the loss of secure

employment and is calculated on a statutory formula


more information on the basic award


The Compensatory Award      

This reflects the actual loss the employee suffers as a result of the



more information on the compensatory award

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Zero increases by 26%

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