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Investigation into Metropolitan Police Service

Metropolitan Police Service

The Commission carried out an investigation into unlawful harassment, discrimination and victimisation of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) staff who made discrimination complaints. The report was published in September 2016.

This investigation was launched in response to concerns about the MPS’s treatment of Black and minority ethnic (BME), female and gay officers.

It followed the Central London Employment Tribunal’s findings in the case of Carol Howard v Metropolitan Police Service – that the MPS had discriminated against and victimised Ms Howard in contravention of the Equality Act 2010.

The investigation focused on the MPS’s grievance and misconduct procedures.

It was carried out under section 20 of the Equality Act 2006, which gives the Commission powers to investigate compliance with equality legislation when it suspects that an unlawful act may have been committed.

Read the report 

Press release: investigation into Met Police reveals significant weaknesses in handling discrimination

If you would like further information about the investigation, please contact us at MPS.Investigations@equalityhumanrights.com

Last updated: 04 Apr 2022