Top Sikh woman soldier claims discrimination

The most senior woman Sikh soldier in the Army has named a brigadier and three colonels in a sex and race discrimination case she is bringing against the Ministry of Defence.

Warrant officer Jinder Moore, who works in the HR department at the Army, alleges that she started receiving e-mails from senior colleagues about how quickly she got pregnant when she returned to work after a second period of maternity leave,

She is claiming that the e-mails, coupled with alleged verbal abuse, amounted to racial and sexual discrimination, reports the Times.

The tribunal, which starts in Croydon later this month, is expected to be told that the warrant officer’s career was stalled after she began to complain about the treatment she was receiving from senior officers.

An army spokesman said: “We are aware that warrant officer Moore is going to an employment tribunal in Croydon over incidents that occurred last year.

“It would be inappropriate to comment while proceedings are ongoing. The Army does not tolerate racial or sexual discrimination in any form.”

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