Statutory qualifying periods & rates July 2014

Employment Facts and Stats 

Statutory employment law qualifying periods & rates


depositphotos_5422513-3d-small---way-choiceSo many employment facts and laws for employers to remember.  And, it is sometimes hard to know where to go for trusted information you can rely on.

These are the legally required, qualifying employment periods an employee needs to have the right to take their claim against you to a tribunal or qualify for redundancy pay.

It also gives the time limit for an employee to take any claim to a tribunal after their employment has been terminated.  And finally, the statutory compensation limits for each.


Compensation limits Qualifying period Time limits to bring a claim
Unfair dismissal The lower of £76,574 & annual salary (see above) 2 years, 1 year if employed prior to 6 April 2012 3 months from the Effective Date of Termination (EDT)
Breach of contract (wrongful dismissal) Tribunal: £25,000 High/County Court: No limit None 3 months from the EDT and 6 years from breach
Redundancy pay £13,920 (30 weeks pay) 2 years 6 months from EDT


Taken from our Facts and Stats update 2014

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