Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Shaw

Injury to feelings and aggravated damages
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Overview
A tribunal incorrectly made an award for aggravated damages because it focused upon the seriousness of an employer’s conduct rather than the effect that the conduct had upon the employee’s injury to feelings. The EAT confirmed that aggravated damages are an aspect of injury to feelings and are not an additional award - they are awarded as compensation and are not designed as punishment.
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