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Kirker award increased

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Kirker v British Sugar plc a Nottingham employment tribunal (Chair: D R Sneath) which failed to contemplate that its compensation award of £103,000 would be subject to income tax has reviewed its decision and ordered that the compensation should be "grossed up" in order to ensure that the applicant received what he has actually lost.

At the end of 1997, the employment tribunal ordered British Sugar to pay compensation to Mr Kirker of £103,146, the bulk of which was for future loss, following its finding that he had been discriminated against on grounds of disability when selected for redundancy (DCLD35B).