The 2024 annual update to the Vento guidelines has been published.

If an employee wins a discrimination claim, the employment tribunal will award compensation for injury to feelings. This sum is designed to compensate the employee for the hurt and embarrassment caused by the discrimination. It is paid on top of any financial loss which is calculated separately.

In respect of claims presented on or after 6 April 2024, the Vento bands are:

  • a lower band of £1,200 to £11,700 (less serious cases);
  • a middle band of £11,700 to £35,200 (cases that do not merit an award in the upper band); and,
  • an upper band of £35,200 to £58,700 (the most serious cases), with the most exceptional cases capable of exceeding £58,700.

You can view the full Presidential Guidance here: