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Increases in age discrimination awards

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Since 2010, the average award for age discrimination claims has risen by nearly £20,000, according to Tribunal Service statistics.

The average payout of £30,289 is almost three times that seen in 2009/10, with disability discrimination awards also increasingly rapidly to £14,137 on average.

In June, the Tribunal Service released data showing that the number of age discrimination claims accepted by employment tribunals in 2010/11 had risen by 31% to 6,800, meaning there’s never been a better time to file a claim.

Age discrimination has overtaken race discrimination to become the third most frequent type of discrimination claim, meanwhile sex and disability discrimination awards also witnessed hikes, with the highest award in a discrimination case this year £289,167 for sex discrimination.

Have you been discriminated against in workplace or elsewhere? If yes, contact our employment experts today and make sure, like others, you’re making the most of what is a bumper time for payouts.

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Written by Andrew Hodges

September 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm

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