Tribunal watch: Met Police covered up officer’s race and sex discrimination allegations

Carol Howard
Firearms officer Carol Howard, 35, was "singled out and targeted". Photo: REX

The highest-profile employment tribunal decision this week has been the “damning” ruling that Metropolitan Police covered up allegations of race and sex discrimination in a black female police officer’s internal grievance.

Met Police “deleted discrimination findings” An employment tribunal has found that the Met Police told staff to delete records on sex and race discrimination against one of its employees, reports the BBC.

Met discrimination case-winning officer suspended since April A firearms officer at the centre of a sex and race discrimination case was suspended from duty in April, says the BBC.

Howard v Metropolitan Police Service The full judgment that the Metropolitan Police committed race and sex discrimination against Carol Howard is available on the UK Judiciary website.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Liverpool deputy headteacher unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules A tribunal has ruled that a deputy headteacher was sacked after giving an elderly former pupil a tour of her school building was unfairly dismissed, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Halesowen tribunal winner left out of pocket A mother who won almost £15,000 damages from a dental laboratory after she was made redundant while on maternity leave fears she will never be paid the money, says the Halesowen News.

Former Egerton House Hotel boss wins unfair dismissal case The former owner of a top hotel has won a claim of unfair dismissal against her previous employers, reports the Bolton News.

Provider ordered to pay whistleblower £80,000 compensation A whistleblowing nurse has been awarded £80,000 by an employment tribunal that found she was unfairly dismissed after suffering “detriment” for making protected disclosures over patient safety concerns, according to Health Service Journal.

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