Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

MoJAn Employment Tribunal has found that the Greater Manchester Police (“GMP”) discriminated against and victimised a black police officer by failing to investigate his grievances regarding racism in the police force.

The Manchester Employment Tribunal found that Detective Constable Paul Bailey had been ordered to return from a secondment without any explanation and that the GMP victimised him by failing to investigate his race discrimination complaints about his secondment being ended. The Tribunal also found that the failure to refer DC Bailey’s complaints to the GMP’s Professional Standards Branch amounted to direct race discrimination and victimisation.

DC Bailey, who was worked at the GMP for 24 years and is the chairman of the Black and Asian Police Association, previously brought a claim against the GMP in 2008 for direct race discrimination when he was disciplined for wearing traditional African dress. This claim was settled through a ‘compromise agreement’ and the parties involved agreed that he should be seconded to the Warrington-based North West Crime Regional Unit, only for the secondment to be terminated without explanation.

The Employment Tribunal upheld DC Bailey’s claims for direct race discrimination and victimisation, finding that the GMP had victimised him by failing to investigate his complaint that he had been discriminated against and, further, that the police force had directly discriminated against him by failing to refer his complaint to the Professional Standards Branch.

The Employment Tribunal will determine what compensation is to be awarded to DC Bailey at a hearing later this year.

DC Bailey commented on the decision of the Employment Tribunal after the judgment was released: “I feel vindicated by this decision. Getting to this ruling has taken a heavy toll on my health. I have spent the past weeks and months battling to expose the victimisation and discrimination I have suffered. But I look forward to this matter being concluded soon so I can put it behind me.”

Detective Chief Constable Ian Hopkins made the following statement: “Greater Manchester Police acknowledges the judgment made by the employment tribunal with regard to Detective Constable Paul Bailey… This is something we as a force take extremely seriously. The organisation will always try to resolve workplace complaints in the most appropriate forum and this issue, together with the other important lessons the tribunal identified, is something we will look to learn from as we move forward.”

Chris Hadrill, an employment solicitor at Redmans, commented on the case: “Employers must take steps to investigate complaints of discrimination in the workplace promptly and fairly, otherwise they risk employees claiming that they have been victimised for these complaints.”

About

Redmans Employment Team deal with employment matters for both employers and employees, including drafting employment contracts and policies, advising employers and employees on compromise agreements, handling day-to-day HR issues, advising on restructures, and handling Employment Tribunal cases for both employers and employees Call 020 3397 3603 to speak to one of the members of our employment team or email us on enquiries@redmans.co.uk. Redmans have offices in Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kingston, Wimbledon, Ealing, Kings Cross and Marylebone (meetings strictly by appointment only).

Want to talk to an expert employment law solicitor?

You'll receive a callback from a specialist within an hour

Share →

Our awards

Request a callback

    Your first name (required)

    Your last name (required)

    Your email (required)

    Your telephone number (required)

    Brief details of your enquiry

    Contact us

    Please feel free to discuss your own position and concerns. Contact your nearest office on:

    T: 020 3397 3603
    E: enquiries@redmans.co.uk
    W: www.redmans.co.uk

    Testimonials

    4.78 Average

    218 Reviews

    Anonymous

    I would like to thank Chris Hadrill, in particular who handled my case, for all his hard work, expertise and dedication. He listened with empathy and offered suitable advice, which made me feel valued and confident through a difficult time. I would highly recommend Chris and the team at Redmans Solicitors. Thank you.

    Posted 3 hours ago

    Yann G

    Yann Guezennec / Chris Hadrill - Thanks for the detailed, informed and professional advice for my settlement. When comprise is the rule I felt we could have been maybe a bit more aggressive from the start. However an acceptable outcome considering the situation. Thank you

    Posted 1 day ago

    Valentina D

    Great service from Mel, she was very good at explaining every part of the settlement agreement and very efficient dealing with the HR team. Very professional team, I would definitely use them again in future if the opportunity came up.

    Posted 2 days ago

    Olaf S

    I was very happy with the service that I have received. Thank You Regards

    Posted 2 days ago

    Rebecca A

    I had a wonderful solicitor called Caroline who was so helpful and gave me all the information I need and explained everything in detail so I was crystal clear. Would highly recommend if you are in need of a solicitor!

    Posted 4 days ago

    Gareth J

    Very efficient, helpful and pragmatic support from Caroline. Happy to work with my requirements / suggestions but also made some very good points which helped to achieve a higher settlement amount. Would highly recommend Caroline and Chris.

    Posted 4 days ago

    Ellen S

    Excellent, professional, timely. Friendly when I needed it most. Would recommend to anyone.

    Posted 5 days ago

    Ellen S

    Excellent, professional, timely. Friendly when I needed it most. Would recommend to anyone.

    Posted 5 days ago

    Cristina G

    Very professional and reliable. Timely answers, clear and to the point. Always looking for the best for their customers.

    Posted 6 days ago

    Rob T

    Very professional and on target - highly recommended.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    Very efficient service and knowledgeable solicitors.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent response time from first contact. Quick and easy completion of documents required. Fast response to any queries I made.

    Posted 1 week ago

    Anonymous

    Redmans Solicitors did a great job and were very professional at all times. Would definitely recommend.

    Posted 3 weeks ago

    Gary P

    All good advice, prompt and efficient

    Posted 2 months ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent advice and customer service.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Aneet G

    I would definitely recommend Redmans. Very impressed with service provided. They were extremely proactive in handling my case which made things easier for me. Provided sound advice and resolution. Special credit for this goes to Chris who dealt with my case with great determination and consideration.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Fern M

    Very efficient and friendly

    Posted 3 months ago

    Neville S

    A professional and friendly service, which I would highly recommend.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Daniel T

    Extremely helpful and made a bad situation much more manageable. Where other solicitors seemed disinterested in my situation Redmans immediately made me feel like it was a team effort to achieve a more favourable outcome

    Posted 3 months ago

    Paul T

    Excellent, quick and informative. Chris was a real star and gave me confidence during the uncertainty if a redundancy settlement.

    Posted 3 months ago

    Marina E

    Felt in very capable hands was listened to and given excellent advice. Would not hesitate to recomend and use again if needed.

    Posted 3 months ago