Young v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [2024]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 55
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination
Issues covered: Disability Discrimination; Unfair Dismissal


The claimant was a communications officer with the respondent.  In this role, she dealt with emergency calls made by the public through the ‘999/101 system’.    The claimant was dismissed in November 2019 as a result of attendance levels being unacceptable.  There were 17 occurrences of sickness absence with 100 working days being missed between February 2017 and April 2019.     The claimant alleged that they were due to a disability, that being fibromyalgia.  She stated that this made the decision was discriminatory based upon disability as well as making the dismissal unfair.


The Tribunal, at first instance, dismissed

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This article is correct at 19/06/2024

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