There appears to be some confusion amongst the public over the new unfair dismissal limits. By way of a reminder, the law changed on 29th July to cap the value of unfair dismissal claims at either £74,200 or 52 weeks’ pay, which ever is lowest.
The cause for confusion is when the limit applies. The effective date of termination (EDT) if the key. The limit only applies to cases with an EDT of 29th July 2013 or later. Those with a EDT of 28th July 2013 or earlier just have the £74,200 cap and no 52 weeks’ limit.