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Compensation: Compensatory award - premium for decelerated payment

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Melia v Magna Kansei Ltd [2005] IRLR 449 EAT (0 other reports)

Key points

In Melia v Magna Kansei Ltd the EAT holds:

  • Because a discount of 2.5% per annum is applied in recognition of accelerated payment of elements of an unfair dismissal compensatory award, it is proper for employment tribunals to award a premium of 2.5% per annum in respect of delayed payment of other elements of the award, even though statute does not allow for payment of interest.
  • Compensation may be awarded to an employee who has been subjected to a detriment for making a protected disclosure, unless that detriment amounts to dismissal.