Compensation awards for discrimination in the workplace hit theirhighest-ever levels last year. Tribunals awarded a total of £3.88m, an increase of 10 per cent on theprevious year, according to research by the Equal Opportunities Review. The study, which covered all 329 discrimination cases where compensation wasawarded during 2001, reveals the median amount awarded in sex discriminationcases had increased by 5.7 per cent to £5,125 compared with £4,847 in 2000.However, the total number of actual sex discrimination cases decreasedmarginally. The biggest increase in payouts was for disability cases, where averageawards increased by 85 per cent. The survey also reveals the average amountawarded in race discrimination cases has declined. www.learndirect.co.uk Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Discrimination payouts at an all-time highOn 20 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.