A Basic Award is a financial award made by an Employment Tribunal where a claim for unfair dismissal is successful. This is calculated in the same way as a statutory redundancy payment, based on age, length of service and week’s pay (capped at a fixed amount that changes each year).

In certain cases (eg dismissals on grounds of health and safety) the claimant is entitled, as a minimum, to an enhanced amount. In addition, claimants will usually be given a Compensatory Award as well.

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