Little v Chief Constable of the PSNI [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    24524/19
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Deployment; Reasonable Adjustments

Background:

The Claimant is a serving police officer with the PSNI. Since 2017, he has been classified as disabled by the Respondent following intestinal surgery. The symptoms may lead to a lack of concentration or an unpredictable need for the lavatory. Occupational Health outlined adjustments such as not requiring the Claimant to be on front-line face-to-face duties such as effecting arrests, but to be working in an office (where lavatories are immediately available) and not to perform night-time duties.

The Claimant’s role moved onto a pilot scheme, the Telephone Resolution Unit. The Claimant became concerned following training that the role within the Unit may become one of a Call

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This article is correct at 06/07/2023
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