Gordon Downey v Garrath McCreery & Chief Constable of PSNI [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Uniform Policy; Discrimination; Equality Impact Assessment

Worthingtons Solicitors represented the claimant, Mr Gordon Downey, against the Police Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) in relation to the successful pursuit of a sex discrimination complaint, the decision of which was handed down by the Industrial Tribunal on Friday 4th October 2019. The tribunal determined the claimant was discriminated against, both directly and indirectly, in relation to the application and enforcement of a policy.

The issue arose in January 2018 when the PSNI introduced a version of a policy which sought to identify minimum standard requirements when it came to uniform and personal appearance, together with identifying safety equipment, to

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This article is correct at 09/10/2019

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Niall McMullan
Edwards & Co. Solicitors

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