Finnigan v Chief Constable of Northumbria  EWCA Civ 1191Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 1191
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The appellant appealed against the dismissal of his claim for unlawful discrimination brought against the respondent chief constable on the basis that a search was carried out in his home without a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter in the knowledge that he was profoundly deaf.
The appellant’s home was searched on three occasions pursuant to the Misuse of Drugs Act by a number of officers, some of which had had previous dealings with the appellant and knew that he was deaf. The judge dismissed his claim and concluded that the police officers had communicated effectively with the defendant. The appellant submitted that the Chief Constable failed to comply with the duty imposed on her by
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