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Black former Met officer wins right to sue for discrimination

A black former Metropolitan police officer who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following an assault while on duty has been given the right to sue her bosses for discrimination at an employment tribunal.

The supreme court ruling on Wednesday has been hailed as a gamechanger in the workplace by Race4Justice, a coalition of equality groups that intervened in the case.

It says that not only police officers but also judges, magistrates, lay tribunal members, barristers, solicitors, doctors, dentists, nurses and other professionals could now be entitled to the full protection of equality legislation previously denied to them.

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November 13, 2017

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