Wisbey v Commissioner of the City of London Police [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 650
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Sex Discrimination; Human Rights; Remedies

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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This article is correct at 20/05/2021

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