Detail

Tribunals now have the power to order that a losing employer must pay a financial penalty if a claim has aggravating features. The minimum penalty is £100 and the maximum is £5,000. Payments are to the Treasury, not employees.

Key date

6 April 2014

Comment

It is not clear what is meant by aggravating features, but this is likely to include cases where there has been unreasonable behaviour or conduct by an employer.