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Sex discrimination: Police officer can be personally liable for own discriminatory act

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A police officer, acting in the course of his or her employment, is liable under s.42 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 for an unlawful act of sex discrimination committed against a fellow officer, holds the EAT in AM v (1) WC and (2) SPV [1999] IRLR 410. The correct interpretation of s.42 is that liability arises where the employee aids and abets his or her employer's vicarious liability.