basic award
Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, compensation in an industrial tribunal for unfair dismissal may be composed of (1) a basic award based on a set formula according to age and years worked which can be increased in the case of failure to reinstate or re-engage; (2) a compensatory award to take into account loss of earnings and the like; and (3) a special award for failure to comply with a reinstatement or re-engagement order where the refusal on the grounds of union membership or non-membership or due to involvement as a union safety representative or on a union safety committee.

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basic award
The first of two elements of compensation payable to an employee found by an employment tribunal to have been unfairly dismissed (see unfair dismissal. The basic award is designed to compensate an employee for loss of job security and is calculated in the same way as the statutory redundancy payment according to a formula based on the employee's age, length of service and weekly pay (subject to a statutory limit).

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