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Date for diary - Financial penalties for employers who lose at tribunal

06 June 2013 #Employment

The provisions relating to financial penalties on employers come into force in respect of any tribunal claim presented on or after 25th October 2013. 

Where an employer loses a claim (i.e. it is found to have breached any worker`s rights) and the breach has  “one or more aggravating features” then a tribunal may order the employer to pay a penalty to the Secretary of State of between £100 and £5,000.  The penalty is halved if paid within 21 days of the tribunal`s decision being sent to the employer.  Note this applies to workers and not just employees.

There are complicated rules if more than one claim is involved, and considerable debate over what an "aggravating factor" is.

Other recent employment law changes resulting from the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act will be discussed at our upcoming Employment seminars, to be held in Reading, London and Cardiff.

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