Employers have been warned to take notice of adjusted limits for those claiming unfair dismissal and redundancy payments.

According to the Department of Business, Employment and Regulatory Reform (BERR), the limits were set to increase from February 1st.

The new limits apply to statutory redundancy payments, plus both the basic and compensatory amounts given for unfair dismissal.

The BERR state that the updated amounts also apply to "the limit on guarantee payment made when employees are not provided with work; and, the minimum basic award for unfair dismissal in health and safety and certain other cases".

Considering the effect on disabled employees, the Employers’ Forum on Disability (EFD) has suggested that the increases could prove to be "a significant development for disabled employees who take their bosses to
tribunals under the Disability Discrimination Act".

The EFD recently welcomed the government’s strategy for increasing the employment rate of those with a learning disability.