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  • Date:
    27 November 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police sector: Shift and night working

    We look at how shift and night working operates in the police sector and some of the initiatives aimed at reducing the potential negative impact of such working patterns.

  • Date:
    3 September 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Sex discrimination: Colour-blind police officer's removal from rapid-response driving

    In Wisbey v Commissioner of the City of London Police and another, an employment tribunal held that a police force indirectly discriminated against a male police officer who was temporarily removed from rapid-response driving duties because he is colour blind.

  • Date:
    8 August 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Holiday pay calculation and back payments

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the latest rulings in a long line of holiday pay cases, including one with significant back-pay implications for Northern Ireland employers. He also explains why the issue of lengthy back-pay periods may not yet be completely resolved for employers in the rest of the UK.

  • Date:
    31 July 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Menopause support in the police sector

    We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.

  • Date:
    26 June 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police sector: Workplace culture and leadership style

    We look at how workplace culture and leadership style are evolving in a police service facing changing challenges.

  • Date:
    26 June 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Direct discrimination: Court of Appeal rules on perceived disability

    In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, the Court of Appeal upheld the tribunal decision that a police constabulary had directly discriminated against an officer because of its perception that her medical condition could develop into a disability in the future.

  • Date:
    25 June 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Holiday pay: Northern Ireland Court of Appeal refuses to limit claims for overtime non-payments

    In Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal refused to limit workers' historic claims for the unlawful exclusion of overtime from holiday pay calculations.

  • Date:
    25 June 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    No requirement to match enhanced maternity pay with enhanced shared parental leave pay

    Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the recent Court of Appeal decision that puts paid - for now at least - to the argument that employers that offer enhanced maternity pay must offer the equivalent for employees on shared parental leave.

  • Date:
    28 May 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Shared parental leave: No sex discrimination where employer fails to enhance pay

    In Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd; Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police v Hextall, the Court of Appeal rejected sex discrimination claims brought by male staff against employers that enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay.

  • Date:
    30 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police recruitment: Challenges and initiatives

    We look at some of the initiatives that have been taken to boost recruitment in the police sector, and highlight what the police can learn from HM Prison and Probation Service's recruitment campaign.

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Police regulations

See Legislation for the up-to-date version of the police regulations including the:

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