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  • Date:
    20 November 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Metropolitan Police Commissioner and others v Eioyaccu

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer had not been required to investigate further the mental health of an employee whom it dismissed for gross misconduct.

  • Date:
    22 September 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Disability discrimination in the police: employment tribunal decisions

    This article summarises the main issues and outcomes in five tribunal cases brought by police officers under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Although the decisions are not binding on other tribunals, they provide useful illustrations for police forces of situations that have led to disability discrimination claims.

  • Date:
    1 September 2009
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police v Cumming

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a special constable's inability to meet the physical requirements to become a regular constable is not an adverse effect on her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities when deciding whether or not she is disabled.

  • Date:
    12 November 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Blackburn and another v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police

    The Court of Appeal has held that paying bonuses to employees who worked night shifts did not constitute sex discrimination.

  • Date:
    29 October 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Homer

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has overturned an employment tribunal decision that an employer discriminated against an employee who was close to retirement when it required him to complete a law degree before he could be promoted.

  • Date:
    13 August 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hart v Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary

    The Court of Appeal has refused leave to appeal against an Employment Appeal Tribunal decision that the duty to make reasonable adjustments for the disabled does not require employers to dilute the standards that have to be met before an individual can do a job.

  • Date:
    11 August 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Race discrimination: Entries in notebooks about officer's conduct did not subject him to a detriment

    In Bayode v The Chief Constable of Derbyshire EAT/0499/07, the EAT held that, where alleged less favourable treatment consisted of accurate written records made by colleagues in their personal notebooks about aspects of a black police officer's behaviour that were of concern to them, the employment tribunal was entitled to find on the facts that the officer had no justified sense of grievance about the making of the entries and therefore had not suffered any detriment.

  • Date:
    12 June 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Bayode v The Chief Constable Of Derbyshire

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the act of making a written record can not in itself amount to a detriment under race discrimination legislation.

  • Date:
    21 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police v Weaver

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a tribunal erred in looking at the case from only the employee's perspective when deciding whether or not an adjustment is reasonable under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

  • Date:
    25 February 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Disability discrimination: No requirement to modify national competence standards for disabled trainee police officer

    In Hart v Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary EAT/0403/07, the EAT held that, although serving police officers who become disabled may be placed on restricted duties to avoid the risk of confrontational situations, it was not reasonable to expect a police force to make such an adjustment to the national training standards to allow a disabled probationary officer to qualify as a police constable.

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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)