Jesse Crozier wins police judicial immunity appeal in EAT

Jesse Crozier acted for the successful Respondent in P v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis in which Langstaff J held that discrimination allegations could not be brought against the Police Misconduct Board. The Board enjoyed immunity from suit, and the EAT held that the Claimant’s allegations that the Board had discriminated against her in reaching its decision to dismiss her for gross misconduct could not be brought before the Employment Tribunal.

The decision firmly re-establishes the immunity enjoyed by the Board as a judicial body, first recognised by the Court of Appeal in Heath v Commission of Police of the Metropolis. The Claimant’s argument that the principle no longer applied in light of the Court of Appeal’s decisions in Lake v British Transport Police and Singh v Reading Borough Council was rejected.

Jesse was instructed by the Commissioner’s Directorate of Legal Services. The judgment is available here.

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