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redress (noun) compensation.

The payment, etc., that is paid to a person for something wrong that has happened to them, or the injustice they have suffered is redress. For example, when a worker is unjustly dismissed from service, they get redress, that is, compensation for the injustice they have suffered. The redress a worker receives is the compensation they get if they are injured on duty. The correction of an injustice or an error is redress. A person demands redress if they are denied what is rightfully due to them.

  • The worker sued the company for redress as he felt that his dismissal from service was unjust. The worker’s case appears to be strong and the court may direct the company to pay him compensation.
  • The worker having been found drunk on duty, there is little chance of his getting redress for the injury he suffered, though on duty. The company is sure that it will not have to pay any compensation.
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