Tribunal watch: Met Police reaches settlement with former PC Carol Howard

Carol Howard has reached a settlement with the Metropolitan Police. Photo: Jonathan Hordle/REX
Jonathan Hordle/REX

Carol Howard, the policewoman who successfully claimed race and sex discrimination against the Metropolitan Police, has reached a final settlement with her former employer over her remaining legal claims, thought to be for wrongful arrest and harassment. Stephen Simpson rounds up employment tribunal news reported in the past week.

Former top gun cop Carol Howard quits Met after reaching final settlement in discrimination case
A black firearms police officer who won a payout after lodging a race discrimination claim against the Met has quit the force.

Carol Howard resigned after reaching a final settlement with the Met to bring a bitter legal battle to a close, reports the Evening Standard.

In 2014, an employment tribunal has awarded Howard more than £37,000 after finding that the Metropolitan Police committed race and sex discrimination against her.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Devon undertaker’s discriminating desire to replace staff with “young fit blonde” costs firm £44,000
An undertaker’s desire to have a “young fit blonde” instead of an older member of staff has cost his family run firm £44,000.

According to the Exeter Express and Echo, the tribunal upheld her age and sex discrimination claims after being told that the undertaker had been overheard saying that his female staff “don’t submit to me – that’s the problem – all women should submit to me”.

Former council officer was unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules
An employment judge has ruled that a sacked former senior Worthing Borough Council officer was unfairly dismissed, reports the Worthing Herald.

The tribunal found that the former council officer was unfairly dismissed because of procedural errors in the council’s investigation and disciplinary process.

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