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Employment Judge Rules That The Equality Act Applies To Injury Awards

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Employment Judge Rules That The Equality Act Applies To Injury Awards

Post by Beachcomber on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:08 pm

Employment Judge Rules That The Equality Act Applies To Injury Awards

Northumbria Police has failed in its attempt to strike out a disability discrimination claim against a former officer with an injury award who Northumbria wanted to continue a review under Regulation 37 despite the former officer being sectioned in a mental health institution.

In perhaps the first judgement in employment law concerning the Police Injury Benefit Regulations, Employment Judge A M Buchanan (sitting alone) has ruled that the Regulations are an occupational pension in relation to the Equality Act 2010 (EqA). Northumbria Police tried to persuade the court to dismiss the claim without a full hearing of all of the evidence on the basis the tribunal had no jurisdiction.

The immediate consequence is that Section 61 EqA is a gateway that allows discriminatory action to challenged in an Employment Tribunal, when it occurs in the administration of injury award
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