Commissioner of the City of London Police v Geldart Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberEWCA Civ 611
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment, Pay
The claimant was a metropolitan police officer who was on maternity leave. Under the Police Regulations 2003 a metropolitan police officer is entitled to a London Allowance throughout the duration of maternity leave. The claimant was on maternity leave for 41 weeks and she received occupational maternity pay amounting to 18 weeks’ pay as well as Statutory Maternity Pay. The claimant was only given her London Allowance for those 18 weeks rather than for the duration of the maternity leave. Accordingly, a claim was brought for the 23 weeks’ unpaid allowance as well as a claim for sex discrimination. The Regulations were clear about the need for the
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