Employment Cases Update

New Vento bands announced

Date published: 04/09/2017

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunal in England & Wales, and Scotland have released a Joint Response to the Vento Bands Consultation.

In response to a consultation on Employment Tribunal awards for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury following De Souza v Vinci Construction (UK) Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 879, The Presidents of the Employment Tribunal in England & Wales, and Scotland have released a Joint Response to the Vento Bands Consultation which can be found here.

The new Vento bands, effective from 11 September will be:

  • Lower band: £800 to £8,400 (less serious cases);
  • Middle band: £8,400 to £25,200 (cases that did not merit an award in the upper band);
  • Upper band: £25,200 to £42,000 (the most serious cases), with the most exceptional cases capable of exceeding £42,000.

These figures have been produced using the July 2017 RPI All Items Index and include the Simmons v Castle uplift of 10%.