Race discrimination: Proper approach to selecting appropriate comparator in determining victimisation complaints
This report relates to 1 case(s)
To identify the appropriate comparator of a police sergeant in relation to whom a reference was not provided by his employer, it was necessary to compare the manner in which other officers in relation to whom a reference was requested would normally be treated with the way in which he was treated, holds the Court of Appeal in Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and others v Khan 24.2.00 Court of Appeal. It would not have been correct to compare the sergeant's treatment with that of others who had brought proceedings against the employer. The request for a reference, rather than the reason why it was not provided, was the relevant circumstance in finding the comparator.