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Discrimination Compensation and Time Limits in the Employment Tribunal

discrimination compensation and time limits

  • There is no qualifying period for making a discrimination claim. This means that you don’t need two-year’s service to make a claim.
  • Time limits for making your claim are provided in section 123 Equality Act 2010. The time limit to make the claim is 3 months from the specific allegation you are claiming for. As an example, in a claim for harassment where you have resigned because of the harassment, the time limit rans from the harassment you are complaining about, not from the date of resignation.
  • In a discrimination claim, you have to calculate time limits for each incident of harassment.
  • If your claim relates to discrimination during armed forces service, your time limit is 6 months from the specific allegation you are claiming for.
  • Unlimited compensation means that there is no cap on the amount of compensation you can claim, unlike for unfair dismissal where there is a maximum. It does not mean that you can claim any amount that you want.

[see Checklist for claiming compensation in the Employment Tribunal, The Compensatory Award, The Basic Award, How to prepare your schedule of loss for the Employment Tribunal]


compensation for discrimination and time limits in the employment tribunal
Compensation and Time Limits for Discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal

Updated: 15/03/2020


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