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(1) Compensatory Award; (2) Post-Employment Victimisation

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A couple of things...

(1)  The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2014 has been laid before parliament, and comes into force on 6th April 2014. It increases the maximum compensatory award from £74,200 to £76,574 (try remembering that!) - subject, of course, to the overarching limit of one year's pay which has existed since July 2013.  It also increases the maximum for a 'week's pay' from £450 to £464.

(2)  Separately, according to the Equality & Human Rights Commission's website, the Court of Appeal has ruled in Rowstock v Jessemy that post-employment victimisation is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010, thus clearing up inconsistent previous rulings from the EAT.  The transcript is not yet available on BAILII.  (thanks to Laurie Anstis of Boyes Turner for posting this on Twitter)