Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 342 (Oct)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Jeffrey Burke QC, Mr D Bleiman and Mrs A Gallico

Representation Ian Skelt (instructed by Rebian Solicitors) for the employee.
  George Thomas (instructed by North Yorkshire Police Legal Services) for the employer.
Judgment Dates: 8 October 2012


Employment - Discrimination - Protected disclosures - Employee being detective sergeant - Employer changing employee's shift pattern - Employee transferred to job as uniformed sergeant - Employee bringing claims of direct and indirect discrimination and suffering of a detriment due to protected disclosures before employment tribunal - Tribunal rejecting employee's claims - Whether tribunal's reasons defective - Whether tribunal erring in law.

The Case

Employment Discrimination. The Employee was a detective sergeant in North Yorkshire police force. Her unit was undermanned and she complained. Her working patterns were changed, she was reassigned to a uniformed sergeant position. She became ill and suffered from anxiety and depression. She brought a claim for discrimination, which was dismissed. She appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which allowed the appeal and remitted the case to a differently constituted Employment tribunal for a re-hearing.

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