Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 come into force

Implementation date: 19 July 2003

The Regulations provide that police officers must be treated as being in the employment of the chief officer for the police force in question for the purposes of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, section 41. This is to ensure that the chief officer will be liable for unlawful acts done by officers of the force in the course of their functions. Other amendments clarify provisions relating to police authorities and deal with the treatment of a case where a police officer carries out functions for another force. The Regulations also prohibit discrimination after employment has ended if the act of discrimination arises out of and is closely connected to the employment relationship. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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