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Discrimination compensation totalled £8m in 2009

Discrimination compensation
totalled £8m in 2009





The Equal
Opportunities Review has published the results of its annual survey of
compensation awarded in discrimination cases. The total amount of
compensation increased substantially in 2009, standing at just over £8
million, with interest.

Issue 201
of the Equal Opportunities Review contains the results of the annual survey
of compensation awards in discrimination cases The survey is based on
research of all cases filed by the Employment Tribunal Service in Bury St
Edmunds. It covers awards made in England
and Wales,
where the judgment was promulgated in 2009.

The total
amount awarded in compensation in discrimination increased substantially in
2009, standing at just over £8 million, with interest. The breakdown of
awards is as follows: 

Case Type

Highest

Average

Median

 

Age

Disability

Race

Religion or belief

Sex         

Sexual orientation

£194,182

£797,736

£373,436

£7,560

£442,466

£30,394

£24,460

£35,746

£15,780

£5,077

£13,277

£9,972

£10,000

£10,644

£3,000

£5,077

£7,735

£5,500

June 2010

 

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