Eckland v Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 1961
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Remedies

The claimant was alleged to have lied to a Crown Court in their evidence and this led to an investigation.  The investigation was carried out by the Independent Office for Police Conduct subsequently leading to misconduct proceedings.  Misconduct proceedings for Police officers are regulated by the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012.  

After the investigation and misconduct hearing it was found by the independent panel appointed by the Chief Constable that the officer should be dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct.  The claimant outlined that he had been suffering from a mental health condition at the time and subsequently brought a disability

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This article is correct at 18/01/2022

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