Commission investigation of discrimination in Metropolitan Police Service

On 22 September 2014, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) informed the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) that it will carry out an investigation into unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation of employees by the Met.

This investigation is a response to longstanding concerns about the Met’s treatment of female, BME and gay officers, and follows the Central London Employment Tribunal’s recent findings in the case of Carol Howard v Metropolitan Police Service that the Met had discriminated against and victimised Ms Howard in contravention of the Equality Act 2010.