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  • Date:
    1 June 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Personal liability confirmed

    In AM v WC and SPV the EAT has held that an individual who commits an act of discrimination can be personally liable.

  • Date:
    1 June 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Anonymity of transsexual preserved

    A Leeds employment tribunal (Chair: D R Sneath) in S v The Chief Constable, West Yorkshire Police rules that it has power to restrict reporting of proceedings involving a transsexual alleging sex discrimination in order to preserve her anonymity, even though the case did not involve allegations of the commission of a sexual offence or involve sexual misconduct.

  • Date:
    1 May 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Lords reject Hillsborough police trauma claims

    In White & Others v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police & Others the House of Lords dismisses the claims of five police officers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

  • Date:
    1 March 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    Liable for harassment in a pub

    In Chief Constable of the Lincolnshire Police v Stubbs the EAT has ruled that a male police officer who sexually harassed a female colleague at social events at a public house was acting in the "course of his employment" so as to make the police force vicariously liable for sex discrimination.

  • Date:
    1 December 1997
    Type:
    Law reports

    Asian sergeant victimised

    A police sergeant of Indian origin who sought promotion with another police force was unlawfully victimised when his Chief Constable refused to give a reference to the recruiting force, contrary to normal practice, on the grounds that the officer had an outstanding tribunal application for race discrimination against him, rules a Leeds industrial tribunal (Chair: D J Latham) in Khan v The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire and others.

  • Date:
    1 March 1997
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hillsborough police are entitled to compensation for stress disorders

    In Frost and others v the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and others, the Court of Appeal rules that four police officers on duty at the Hillsborough football stadium during the 1989 disaster were "primary" or "direct" victims, even though they were not based in the pens in which the fatalities occurred.

  • Date:
    1 December 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    Transfer of sergeant unlawful

    A male police sergeant who was transferred after refusing to apologise for apparently making disparaging remarks against a female officer was unlawfully discriminated against, holds a London North industrial tribunal (Chair: M H Don) in White v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis.

  • Date:
    31 December 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Malcolm v Metropolitan Police Commissioners

    In Malcolm v Metropolitan Police Commissioners 1995 5 CLR 368 HC, the High Court held that the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, regulation 5 creates an absolute statutory duty and proof that a defect in equipment had caused an accident would fix the duty holder with civil liability.

  • Date:
    1 November 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    No liability for victimisation

    In Waters v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (14 February 1995) EOR64B, the EAT rules that an employer could not be not liable for victimising an employee who alleged that she was sexually harassed by a work colleague, where the alleged harassment was not committed in the course of employment.

  • Date:
    1 July 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    Traumatised Hillsborough police officers fail proximity damages test

    In Frost and others v the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire and others, the High Court holds that six police officers are not entitled to damages for psychiatric damage caused by the Hillsborough disaster.

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