Labour & European Law Review
09 March 2016
According to an analysis of official statistics by the TUC, more than five million people worked an average of 7.7 hours per week in unpaid overtime in 2015, adding up to £6,114 a year each if they had been paid the average wage for those hours.
Although police officers are not employees (they are office-holders) they have the right to bring discrimination claims. However, in P v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, the Court of Appeal held that a police officer could not bring a discrimination claim against a Police Misconduct Board because it enjoyed immunity from suit.
The Equality Act states that an employee can bring a discrimination claim against a former employer. In Butterworth v the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office for Greater Manchester and anor, however, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the former employee of a police authority could not bring a claim against the body that took over from the authority as she had never been employed by it.