Vento Bands 2024

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Vento Bands 2024

Author: Sam Evans

Key Contact: Claire Knowles

What are the Vento bands?

The  “Vento bands” describe the bands of compensation available for injury to feelings in discrimination cases as set out in the case of Vento v The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2002] EWCA Civ 1871.

Since the case, there have been various updates to the compensation awards which encompass three separate bands. The upper band covers the most serious cases where there has been an extensive campaign of discriminatory treatment. The middle band applies to those cases which do not merit an award within the highest band. Finally, the lower band award will cover those less serious cases where the act of discrimination is an isolated or one-off occurrence.

Vento bands 2024-2025

Award bandFor Tribunal claims commenced on or after April 6 2023For Tribunal claims commenced on or after April 6 2024
Lower band£1,100-£11,200£1,200- £11,700
Middle band£11,200-£33,700£11,7000-£35,200
Upper band£33,700-£56,200 (with scope to go above £56,200 in exceptional cases)£35,200-£58,700 (with scope to go above £58,700 in exceptional cases

We would recommend that employers continuously review their anti-discrimination policies and arrange regular diversity and inclusion training sessions to decrease the likelihood of a future discrimination claim.

If you need further guidance about best practices for your business to avoid any future discrimination claims then please get in touch with the Employment team at Acuity Law.

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