Aggravated damages

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  • Sex discrimination: No proper basis for aggravated damages award

    Date:
    9 July 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    In HM Land Registry v McGlue EAT/0435/11, the EAT held that there was no sufficient basis for an award of aggravated damages in circumstances where the tribunal had relied on substantially the same feature of the case in deciding on the amount of the injury to feelings award. However, the employee had been discriminated against by not being offered a voluntary severance package, and she was entitled to recover the value of that package as compensation even though she had continued to be employed.

  • Aggravated damages

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • In what circumstances can a claimant receive additional compensation in the event of a successful discrimination case?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Compensation: Correct approach to mitigation of loss for new student

    Date:
    19 January 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Williams v North Tyneside Council EAT/0415/05 the Employment Appeal Tribunal holds that where a claimant unreasonably failed to mitigate her loss following unfair dismissal by embarking on a university course, the tribunal should have considered what would have happened had she acted reasonably and calculated losses on that basis.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 December 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 October 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Tina McKevitt, lecturer in employment law at University of Sheffield, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Aggravated damages: Aggravated damages award based on employer's conduct of defence

    Date:
    9 December 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Zaiwalla & Co and another v Walia the EAT holds that an employment tribunal which upheld an employee's complaint of sex discrimination was entitled to award aggravated damages of £7,500 to reflect the fact that the employer conducted its defence of the tribunal proceedings in a manner deliberately designed to be intimidatory and threatening, and to cause the maximum distress to the employee.

  • On appeal

    Date:
    15 October 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Continuing our series on the implications of recent significant cases, Chris Middleton of Kemp Little's employment group looks at the issues surrounding some employment-related disputes.

  • Guidelines on damages for injury to feelings

    Date:
    1 July 1988
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Alexander v The Home Office (12.2.88) EOR20D, the Court of Appeal holds that awards for injury to feelings arising out of unlawful discrimination should not be nominal and may include aggravated damages. It may also be appropriate to award exemplary damages against an employer.

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