Sikh Takes Scotland Yard to Tribunal on Discrimination Complaint

March 18, 2004

Source: The Guardian,3604,1171676,00.html

On March 18, 2004 The Guardian reported, "A Sikh police officer who claims that colleagues damaged his career with unsubstantiated criminal allegations and unfair disciplinary procedures is taking Scotland Yard to an employment tribunal. PC Palbinder Singh will tell the tribunal that he suffered racial discrimination because of the way the Met handled complaints against him by criminal suspects and fellow police officers. Last week the Met admitted that minority officers were up to twice as likely to face formal disciplinary procedures as white ones. In PC Singh's case a complaint arising from the arrest of a violent drunk led the Met referring him to the Crown Prosecution Service for possible criminal prosecution."