Tribunal watch: £37,000 discrimination award to former Met PC Carol Howard

Carol Howard emerges from the tribunal. Photo: REX

An employment tribunal has awarded a policewoman more than £37,000 after finding that the Metropolitan Police committed race and sex discrimination against her. Stephen Simpson rounds up this and other employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week.

Met criticised for trying to deflect publicity from discrimination case In the remedy judgment in Howard v Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis, employment judges said that Scotland Yard tried to deflect negative publicity surrounding the case of a police officer who had suffered race and sexual discrimination by releasing details of her arrests over a domestic dispute.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Sex discrimination: Ford justifies decision not to enhance additional paternity pay In Shuter v Ford Motor Company Ltd, Ford has successfully justified its policy of paying men on additional paternity leave the statutory minimum, while at the same time offering generous enhanced maternity pay to women on maternity leave.

Payout for sacked Morton’s worker A bakery firm with alleged links to the criminal underworld has been forced to pay a former employee £13,000 in a row over pies, reports the Herald Scotland.

Care worker’s constructive dismissal claim thrown out A former manager at a care provider for the elderly has had her constructive dismissal claim thrown out, despite the company admitting she “cared too much” about her job, says the Daily Echo.

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