Former policeman awarded

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Posted 04/05/2011

A former policeman has been awarded nearly £13,000 after an employment law court ruled that he had been discriminated against by his bosses.

Richard Gardner took the West Midlands Police Force to court after he claimed he was not given adequate support at work following injuries he sustained during an arrest, reports the Birmingham Mail.

A Birmingham Employment Tribunal heard how Mr Gardner, 50, had not received back-up while pursuing a suspect in 2008 and he was left with serious injuries to his knees that required him to have operations.

It was also informed that employers had not made adjustments to encourage his return to work and Mr Gardner said he did not feel supported by his managers.

He was awarded £12,000 for his loss of earnings based on his rank as a part-time police officer and £933 in interest, although the West Midlands Police has announced it is set to appeal the decision.

Mr Gardner is not alone with his feelings of injustice, with HR consultancy firm recently revealing that 53 per cent of people believe they are being discriminated against in the workplace.


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