Rentplus v Coulson [2022] EAT 81

Appeal against the level of ACAS uplift applied to the Claimant's compensation award. Appeal dismissed.

The Claimant was dismissed for redundancy after a reorganisation at the Respondent firm, which included a new CEO. At the ET, the Claimant succeeded in her claim of unfair dismissal, the ET concluding that the redundancy exercise and the grievance procedure which followed were a sham. The ET proceeded to award a 25% uplift in her compensation, saying that the failures were so egregious that an uplift in compensation of 25% was required. The Respondent appealed against the amount of uplift.

The EAT dismissed the appeal. Despite the brevity of its reasoning, on a fair reading of the judgment, the ET concluded that the procedure adopted by the respondent before dismissing the claimant was a total sham. The ET did not err in awarding an ACAS uplift of 25%.

The EAT highlighted the questions which would often be helpful when considering ACAS uplift:

Published: 16/06/2022 13:48

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