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Chief Constable of West Midlands Police v Blackburn and Manley - Special hours pay differential which favoured male police officers was justified [2007] EAT

The EAT has allowed this appeal by the Chief Constable from an employment tribunal ruling. Women Police Officers not receive "Special Priority Payments" (SPP) because those payments were made only to officers rostered to meet a requirement to work a 24/7 shift pattern. The women concerned were unable to work these hours because of their child care responsibilities and so were not entitled to SPP. They claimed this amounted to unlawful indirect sex discrimination.

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