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Ministry of Defence Police officer wins employment tribunal against Force

By DPF Admin29th September 2023March 5th, 2024General DPF News, Latest News

A Ministry of Defence Police officer who was sacked after failing a fitness test has won an employment tribunal.

It found the MoD indirectly discriminated against Koren Brown on the grounds of sex when she was not given the chance to formally take an alternative test.

Ms Brown said she had taken legal action in the hope this would not happen again.

Ms Brown was supported throughout by the Defence Police Federation. Its National Chairman, Eamon Keating, told the BBC the decision was “massively significant” and the Force had lost “a very valuable officer.”

“There were alternatives available but they were never carried out formally for her. It’s a real shame,” he said

Mr Keating said MoD police firearms officers no longer needed to complete the bleep test and it had been replaced with fitness tests designed by the Institute of Naval Medicine.

See the full story on the BBC website here

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