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Disability discrimination: No requirement to modify national competence standards for disabled trainee police officer

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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    Hart v Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary EAT/0403/07 (1 other report)

    • Disability case law update

      Date:
      29 May 2008

      This article looks at recent key disability discrimination judgments, and their implications for employers. Issues considered include discrimination by association, whether or not a failure to consult over reasonable adjustments or to conduct an assessment is, in itself, a breach of the disability discrimination legislation, and the definition of disability.

In Hart v Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary EAT/0403/07, the EAT held that, although serving police officers who become disabled may be placed on restricted duties to avoid the risk of confrontational situations, it was not reasonable to expect a police force to make such an adjustment to the national training standards to allow a disabled probationary officer to qualify as a police constable.