Mr P Bessell v The Chief Constable of Dorset Police Posted in: Case Law
Case ReferenceCase No: 1400313/2016
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
This was a case involving the national vision requirements for police officers who carry Tasers. The parties were agreed that the Claimant suffered from a physical impairment for the purposes of s.6(1)(a) of the GB Equality Act, namely Deuteranopia. That impairment involved the claimant having difficulty seeing green light and made it difficult to distinguish many colours. He was, colloquially, considered to be ‘Red Green Colour Blind’.
The dispute in the case arose as to whether the impairment had a “substantial and long term adverse effect on [the Claimant’s] ability to carry out normal
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