PRESS RELEASE: Equality and Human Rights Commission investigation into the Metropolitan Police Service reveals significant weaknesses in handling of internal discrimination complaints.

 

A major investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) handling of internal discrimination complaints has been released today. The report reveals MPS police officers and staff that are of ethnic minority, gay or female and raise complaints of discrimination expect to be victimised and fear reprisals.

 

Prompted by the case of Carol Howard v MPS and the Employment Tribunal’s findings of gender and race discrimination and victimisation, the investigation focused on the MPS’s internal grievance and misconduct procedures following complaints of discrimination.

 

The EHRC findings are based on an extensive investigation and determined it was not possible to establish a breach of equality legislation, but revealed poor practices for dealing with complaints of discrimination and issues with the culture of the MPS.

 

Henrietta Hill QC of Doughty Street Chambers was one of the counsel instructed by the EHRC.

 

To view the EHRC press release click here.

To view the full report click here.

« Back to listing

About cookies on our website

Following a revised EU directive on website cookies, each company based, or doing business, in the EU is required to notify users about the cookies used on their website.

Our site uses cookies to improve your experience of certain areas of the site and to allow the use of specific functionality like social media page sharing. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but as a result parts of the site may not work as intended.

To find out more about what cookies are, which cookies we use on this website and how to delete and block cookies, please see our Which cookies we use page.

Click on the button below to accept the use of cookies on this website (this will prevent the dialogue box from appearing on future visits)