Discount rate for personal injury damages reduced to -0.75%
Change reflects current low yields on risk free investments
Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2017
New limits for compensation, weekly pay for redundancy and other rates. In force from 6 April 2017.
Office Equipment Systems Ltd v Hughes UKEAT/0183/16/JOJ
Appeal against a decision not to allow the Respondent’s application for an extension of time to serve its response to the Claimant’s ET claim. Second appeal against a decision that the ET would determine remedy without need for a hearing and refusing the Respondent’s request to participate in the remedy stage of the proceedings after a liability hearing upheld the Claimant’s claims. First appeal allowed and remitted to the same ET, second appeal dismissed.
Compensation - Case Round-Up: January 2017
In this month's round-up, Mark Shulman, consultant solicitor with Keystone Law, looks at recent cases on various principles to be applied when calculating compensation.
Shanks v Unilever Plc & Ors  EWCA Civ 2
Appeal against the dismissal of the Claimant's claim of compensation relating to patents which resulted from inventions made by the Claimant. Appeal dismissed.
Amissah & Ors v Trainpeople.co.uk Ltd (Dissolved) & London Underground Ltd UKEAT/0187/16/DA
Appeal against the level of compensation awarded to the 31 Claimants after it was found that the Employment Agency and the hirer had breached Reg 5(1) of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010. Appeal allowed and remitted to another Tribunal Judge to determine the amount of compensation that should be paid to the Claimants.
Donald v AVC Media Enterprises Ltd UKEATS/0016/14/JW
Appeal against the level of the monetary award after a successful claim of constructive unfair dismissal and the dismissal of the pregnancy related discrimination claim. Cross-appeal against the remedy judgment. Appeal allowed and remitted to a fresh Tribunal. The cross-appeal was dismissed.
Lennon-Knight v Yakira Group Ltd UKEAT/0186/16/RN
Appeal against the decision in a remedy judgment which limited the successful Claimant's future loss to 2 years. Appeal allowed and remitted to the same Tribunal for re-consideration.
Hampshire County Council v Wyatt UKEAT/0013/16/DA
Appeal against the remedy judgment following the Claimant's successful claims of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. Appeal dismissed.
Wright v Silverline Care Caledonia Ltd UKEATS/0008/16/JW
Appeal against an ET decision that found that the Claimant had been unfairly constructively dismissed but was not due any compensation because he had declined an offer of re-employment made by the Respondent after his resignation. Appeal allowed and remitted to a fresh Tribunal on the issue of remedy.