Judge rules out ‘unfair’ claims

first_img Previous Article Next Article Employeescan no longer claim compensation for injury to feelings in unfair dismissalcases, following a judgment at the Employment Appeal Tribunal last week.MrJustice Burton ruled in the case of Dunnachie v Kingston upon Hull City Councilthat non-pecuniary losses are not recoverable in employment tribunals in unfairdismissal claims.Thismeans tribunals cannot award damages for personal injuries, aggravation andinjury to feelings caused by the manner (or fact) of dismissal.JohnMcMullen, national head of employment law at law firm Pinsents, said:”This judgment should be a great relief to employers.” Under sexdiscrimination claims, awards of up to £25,000 can be made for injury tofeelings. Judge rules out ‘unfair’ claimsOn 27 May 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more