Employment Claims Toolkit

The unrivalled compensation calculator for unfair dismissal & other employment claims - first case free.

The Employment Claims Toolkit makes assessing the value of employment claims quicker, more accurate and more consistent.

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New rates from 6 April 2020

The Toolkit has now been updated with the new rates and caps which are applicable from 6 April 2020. These new rates will be picked up automatically for any EDT on or after 6 April 2020.

Important changes to the Toolkit (from 8 August 2019)

Basic award

It is well known that Claimants cannot bring a claim to the ET if they have not completed 2 years continuous service except in certain circumstances such as whistleblowing or discrimination cases. It has been brought to our attention that it might be the case that in those exceptional cases, no basic award should be paid unless the Claimant has completed 2 years service. However, this opinion is controversial and has not been verified. We have, therefore, given the users of the Toolkit the option as to whether the basic award should be awarded. 

If 2 years has not been worked, the Toolkit will automatically work out the basic award as before and add it to the schedule. If no basic award should show on the schedule, you will need to click on the Basic award link on the left hand toolbar and then choose, from the dropdown list at the top of the screen, the second option 'Basic award (minimum two years employment)'. 

If 2 years or more has been worked, the basic award will be calculated as before and choosing the second option in the dropdown will have no effect.

Pensions

Bug fix

Some of our users have been experiencing error messages when selecting a manual figure to input on the pensions screen. This bug has now been fixed.

New discount rate of -0.25% applicable from 5 August 2019

When calculating pension loss for complex schemes, it will be necessary to apply the Ogden multipliers. A table of multipliers using the new discount rate of -0.25% (previously -0.75%) has now been added to the Resources screen, with interpolated figures between the ages of 50 and 75 for men and women.

Speed

Our software developer has also tweaked the Toolkit so that it runs faster!

Why use the Toolkit?

It is the ideal tool for making an early assessment of what is at stake in any employment grievance, negotiation or litigation. 

Watch a recording of the webinar we presented in April 2017 to employment judges throughout the country to help you understand how it works in practice.

Now also used in private practice, FTSE100 in-house legal teams and unions - for both claimant and respondent - the Employment Claims Toolkit is rapidly becoming the standard for calculating remedy in all employment disputes.

Use the Toolkit throughout the life of any employment dispute to

  1. get a quick assessment of what is at stake
  2. agree an accurate statement of remedy for early conciliation and negotiation
  3. produce a polished statement of remedy for the hearing
  4. adjust to reflect any agreed settlement or a final award - complete with grossing up and recoupment
  5. help manage risk for your firm and your insurers 

Why not put it to the test? Create a user account now and get your first case free!

If you like what you see, a Professional subscription costs only £120 a year - read more about pricing here. 

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