The Order dealing with the variation to the limit in Unfair Dismissal Claims has been laid before Parliament. If made, the Order will limit Unfair Dismissal claims to 52 week’s pay or £74,200, whichever is the lowest. It will apply to any dismissals after the Order is made, which the Government expects to be July. No firm date has been set so watch this space.
I contributed to the consultation on this subject and felt that if a 12 month limit was being imposed the cap should be removed to make it 12 months limit whatever your pay was. The higher earners are currently disadvantaged and this new change means those at the other end of the spectrum are also disadvantaged. What are your thoughts?