The compensation and cost award tables have been released for the July to December 2019 period.
The compensation award table sets out the levels of compensation for personal grievance claims awarded by the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court under s123(1)(c)(i) of the Employment Relations Act 2000. Under this section, compensation is for humiliation, loss of dignity, or injury to the feelings of the employee.
The cost award table shows the levels of costs awarded to employers and employees investigated by the Employment Relations Authority.
Over the July to December 2019 period, compensation was awarded to 71 claims. This represented a 17% decrease in the number of claims awarded, compared to the same period the previous year.
This period saw a lower number of claims awarded compensation at the highest level than in the first half of the year. 7 out of 71 (10%) claims were awarded over $25,000 between 1 July and 31 December 2019, whilst 11 out of 68 (16%) claims were awarded at the highest level between 1 January and 30 June 2019.
The compensation and cost award tables are published on a half-yearly basis.