Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Vento (No.2) [2002] IRLR 177 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Sex discrimination: Excessive awards for injury to feelings and future loss overturned

    Date:
    15 March 2002

    In Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Vento, the EAT upholds an appeal against an employment tribunal's manifestly excessive awards of £165,000 for future loss of earnings, and £65,000 for injury to feelings (which included £15,000 aggravated damages) to a former probationer police officer who suffered unlawful sex discrimination.

  • Injury to feelings award reduced

    Date:
    1 February 2002

    In Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Vento (No.2) (4 December 2001), the EAT has reduced an award for injury to feelings from £65,000 to £30,000. It also found that the tribunal's award for future loss of earnings was wrong, as the statistical evidence did not support the basis of its assessment of the applicant's future career in the police force.