Greater Manchester Black & Asian Police Association welcome the judgment in the employment tribunal case brought against Greater Manchester Police (GMP)by Detective Constable Paul Bailey. The tribunal having weighed the evidence has concluded GMP is guilty of race discrimination and victimisation. While we congratulate DC Bailey on successfully bringing this case to court, we recognise the enormous stress involved added to that, the indignity of suffering racist discrimination and victimisation in the workplace.
Any continued victimisation should be dealt with swiftly and the Chief Constable held to account. The Police and Crime Commissioner should ensure that there is a clear and concise race equality strategy in place to address the issues that impact on BAME staff and communities.
NBPA President Franstine says, “This is the second employment tribunal case for race discrimination brought against Greater Manchester Police by DC Paul Bailey. I have concerns about the numbers of BAME officers in other forces who are also having to raise repeat complaints of race discrimination and it is not being dealt with. There is also research that shows BAME officers are more likely to be subject of misconduct proceedings. Where an officer has the courage to make a complaint of wrong doing they should be supported by the organisation.
It is only when the police service get a grip of the issues that are affecting BAME communities that the confidence in trusting the police will improve.”
National Black Police Association (NBPA) President
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