MacKenzie v Chief Constable of Police Scotland Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The claimant applied for a police officer role. She received a provisional offer subject to conditions. One of the conditions related to being physically and mentally fit to perform the duties.
In December 2019 the claimant disclosed that she was taking anti-depressants and she was told that probationary police officers had to be free of anti-depressants for a two year period. As a result, she could not be passed as fit. The claimant lodged a complaint and was directed to the occupational health provider. OH stated that the two-year rule was required due to ensuring stability before undertaking a psychologically and emotionally draining job.
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