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police officers entitled to bring discrimination claims in ET in respect of dismissals following proceedings before Police Misconduct Panel - P v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [SupCrt EW] 25.10.17

Employment - Judicial immunity - Disability discrimination - Whether Police Misconduct Panel enjoyed immunity from suit Claim by police officer for unlawful discrimination against the Metropolitan Police Commissioner arising from panel's handling of her claim for disability discrimination - Whether police officers entitled to bring discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal in respect of dismissals following proceedings before a Police Misconduct Panel - Court of Appeal deciding that claim was barred by principle of judicial immunity and that there was no recognised exception to the rule of stare decisis to disapply the binding effect of Heath v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. HELD the Supreme Court unanimously allows the appeal, finding that EU law requires police officers to be able to bring claims in the Employment Tribunal in respect of dismissals following proceedings before a police misconduct panel. The present case should be remitted to the Employment Tribunal.

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Category: Employment » Disability discrimination. Keyword(s): Police; Immunity; judicial precedent; Stare decisis. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: [2017] UKSC 65; Times 14.11.17.

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