Tribunal watch: Claim triggers change to recruitment policy on colour-blind police officers

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Police recruitment: colour blindness is no longer a barrier to joining the police service in Scotland

An employment tribunal claim from an aspiring police officer whose application was rejected because he is colour blind has led Police Scotland to amend its policy on recruiting colour-blind officers. Stephen Simpson rounds up this case and other employment tribunal claims reported the previous week.

Police Scotland reverses ban on colour-blind officers Police Scotland has reversed its blanket ban on recruiting colour-blind officers. It comes after an aspiring police officer, who was rejected from the force, mounted a legal bid to have the decision overturned, says the Aberdeen Press and Journal.

Other tribunal decisions in the headlines

Treasury ordered to pay £142,000 to “whistleblower” former civil servant The Treasury has been ordered to pay £142,000 to a former senior civil servant after refusing to carry out a previous tribunal’s ruling that he should be found another job, reports the Guardian.

Whistleblower wins case against Lidl after he was bullied from job at Bristol supermarket After leaving his job at Lidl after blowing the whistle on “degenerated and mouldy” food, Matthew O’Donnell decided to take on the multinational supermarket, writes the Bristol Post.

Dudley sales manager loses out on £20,000 tribunal claim A £40,000 a year West Midlands group sales and marketing director who claimed he was owed £20,000 in unpaid bonus and commission payments has been awarded less than £3,000, according to the Dudley News.

Sex discrimination case mum gets five-figure sum A former senior employee of a leading Northern Ireland counselling service is to receive a “significant” five-figure sum in settlement of a sexual discrimination claim, says the Belfast Telegraph.

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