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  • Date:
    1 March 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Test for continuing discrimination

    In Hendricks v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (27 November 2002), the Court of Appeal gives a liberal construction to the concept of a "continuing act" for time limit purposes.

  • Date:
    1 December 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Surrey Police v Marshall

    In Surrey Police v Marshall [2002] IRLR 843 EAT, the EAT held that a tribunal, when deciding whether the rejection of a disabled applicant had been justified, was wrong not to take into account expert medical evidence not available to the decision maker at the time.

  • Date:
    11 November 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Sex discrimination: Chief constable liable for deployment decision

    In Chief Constable of Cumbria v McGlennon the EAT holds that an employment tribunal had jurisdiction to consider a sex discrimination complaint against the chief constable based on management decisions on posting and deployment taken by officers under his authority.

  • Date:
    1 September 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chief Constable not liable

    In Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police v Liversidge (24 May 2002), the Court of Appeal rules that a chief constable of police was not liable under the Race Relations Act, prior to the amendments that came into force in 2001, for acts of discrimination committed by one officer against another.

  • Date:
    1 September 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Derbyshire Police in the dock over high-level discrimination

    A ruling against Derbyshire Police has clarified the rules on marriage discrimination and highlights the ways employers can fall foul of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

  • Date:
    1 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chief Constable not liable for acts of police officers

    In The Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police v Liversidge, the EAT holds that a Chief Constable could not be vicariously liable for acts of race discrimination committed by one officer against another, under the Race Relations Act 1976 before it was amended by the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

  • Date:
    1 February 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Injury to feelings award reduced

    In Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Vento (No.2) (4 December 2001), the EAT has reduced an award for injury to feelings from £65,000 to £30,000. It also found that the tribunal's award for future loss of earnings was wrong, as the statistical evidence did not support the basis of its assessment of the applicant's future career in the police force.

  • Date:
    28 January 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Sex discrimination: Police chief should not have withdrawn job offer

    In The Chief Constable of the Bedfordshire Constabulary v Graham, the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's decision that the Chief Constable discriminated indirectly against a female inspector on the grounds of her sex and marital status when he rescinded her appointment to the division commanded by her husband, a chief superintendent, on the grounds of a possible conflict of interest.

  • Date:
    1 January 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Effect of pending litigation

    In Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Khan (11 October 2001), the House of Lords has ruled that it is not unlawful victimisation to refuse to provide a reference in respect of an employee because the employee has a pending discrimination claim against the employer and the employer needs to preserve its position in the outstanding proceedings.

  • Date:
    31 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Ashton v Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary

    In Ashton v Chief Constable of West Mercia Constabulary [2001] ICR 67 EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an employment tribunal's decision that a male to female transsexual dismissed due to poor performance had not been discriminated against on grounds of sex, although the poor performance was linked to the side effects of medical treatment for gender reassignment. It also upheld a finding that the employee was not disabled within the meaning in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

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  • Police Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/527)
  • Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 (2012/2632)
  • Police (Performance) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/2631)