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  • Date:
    1 February 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Exclusions and qualifications: British Transport Police excluded from unfair dismissal provisions

    An employment tribunal did not have jurisdiction to hear a complaint of unfair dismissal brought by a sergeant in the British Transport Police, the EAT holds in Spence v British Railways Board.

  • Date:
    1 October 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    Lords reinstate police officer's claim for bullying

    In Waters v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, the House of Lords allows a police officer's appeal against the striking out of her claim against the Commissioner of Police for failing to protect her from bullying and harassment following allegations against a fellow officer of serious sexual assault.

  • Date:
    1 September 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    Victimisation comparator

    In Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and others v Khan (24 February 2000) EOR93A, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the appropriate comparison to determine whether a person alleging victimisation has been treated less favourably than in those circumstances the discriminator would treat other persons is with the way in which other employees would normally be treated.

  • Date:
    1 June 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    Appropriate comparator defined

    The Court of Appeal in Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Khan has held that in order to determine whether a person alleging victimisation has been treated less favourably than in those circumstances the discriminator would treat other persons, the appropriate comparison is with the way in which other employees would normally be treated.

  • Date:
    31 December 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Stubbs v (1) Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police and (2) Walker

    In Stubbs v (1) Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police and (2) Walker [1999] ET/38395/96, the employment tribunal awarded £182,246 compensation, plus interest, for sexual harassment and discrimination, including £15,000 for injury to health and £26,500 for injury to feelings. The sexual harassment included two incidents that occurred in pubs after work and were held to have occurred in the course of employment.

  • Date:
    1 December 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Race discrimination: Appointment to Police Complaints Authority is not "employment"

    An application for appointment to the Police Complaints Authority was an application seeking appointment to a statutory office, not an application for employment within the meaning of the Race Relations Act 1976, holds the EAT in Franklin v The Home Office and others.

  • Date:
    1 December 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    £20,000 for male's injury to feelings

    In France v The Chief Constable, Hertfordshire Constabulary a Bedford employment tribunal (Chair: C Tribe) awards compensation of £20,000 for injury to feelings to a male police officer who suffered stress-related illness as a consequence of unlawful victimisation.

  • Date:
    1 October 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Depressed and victimised policeman wins pension

    In R v Dr Kellam, ex parte South Wales Police Authority and Milton, the High Court says a former police inspector is entitled to an ill-health pension for depression caused partly by victimisation at work.

  • Date:
    1 September 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    No overtime for part-timers

    A female police officer who was refused overtime because she was a part-time worker was indirectly discriminated against on the grounds of sex, holds a Glasgow employment tribunal (Chair: D Littlejohn) in Campbell v (1) Ministry of Defence Police and (2) Mason.

  • Date:
    15 July 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

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

    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.

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