SEXUAL HARASSMENT COMPENSATION
Last week my blog looked at practical guidance for those suffering from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. As before, this post is intended to provide help and guidance but if you would like to discuss your situation with an Employment Solicitor, please call on 01522 440512 for a free, no obligation consultation.
Sexual Harassment Compensation
This week, I have set out the compensation available should complaints of Sexual Harassment result in a claim in the Employment Tribunal.
If a Claimant succeeds in a claim of this nature, section 124 (2) of the Equality Act 2010 confirms that an Employment Tribunal may:
- Make a declaration as to the rights of the Complainant and the Respondent in relation to the matters to which the proceedings relate;
- Order the Respondent to pay compensation to the Complainant;
- Make an appropriate recommendation.
For the purposes of this blog, I have concentrated only on compensation. In this respect, the successful Claimant could look to recover two types of compensation. Firstly, compensation for loss of earnings and secondly, compensation for injury to feelings.
Sexual Harassment: Loss of Earnings Compensation
The Employment Tribunal should, so far as possible, look to put the Claimant into the position they would have been in but for the discrimination taking place. This will always depend on the individual circumstances of any case. However, it tends to involve a calculation of how much money was lost due to the discriminatory treatment.
Sexual Harassment: Injury to Feelings Compensation.
In Vento v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (No. 2)  EWCA Civ 1871, the Court of Appeal identified three broad bands of compensation for injury to feelings. The current rates for the bands are lower band of £900 to £9,100, the middle band of £9,100 to £27,400 and the upper band of £27,400 to £45,600.
Lincs Law Employment Solicitors Can Help
If you are experiencing any problems at work, or feel you are being subjected to Sexual Harassment call me on 01522 440512 or email ContactUs@lincslaw.com for a free initial consultation. For more information about Employment Tribunal claims, visit our website at https://lincslaw.co.uk/services/employees/employment-tribunal-claims/
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