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Insurers entitled to reduce benefit to women

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    Scott v MPFS (Insurance Services Ltd) 11 May 2000 County Court (0 other reports)

In Scott v MPFS (Insurance Services Ltd) a Central London County Court (Judge Hallgarten QC) has ruled that the underwriters of the Metropolitan Police medical insurance fund did not unlawfully discriminate on grounds of sex by reducing benefits payable to women police officers in respect of permanent total disablement to half of those payable to male police officers.

A medical discharge benefit scheme was established with effect from January 1994 for serving officers in the Metropolitan Police to mitigate financial loss for serving officers should they be discharged on medical grounds.