Wisbey v Commissioner of the City of London Police Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberEWCA Civ 650
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant was employed as a police officer of the respondent. Throughout his employment he had suffered from defective colour vision. In 2016 the respondent required the claimant to undertake a number of tests relating to colour vision. In March 2017 new guidance was released about eyesight standards including colour deficiency which the claimant failed to meet. As a result, he was removed from advanced driving duties as well as being an authorised firearms officer. He challenged those and was re-instated yet also brought legal action.
The legal action centred upon indirect discrimination on the basis that a higher proportion of men
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