JAN 01] WEST MIDLANDS POLICE NEWS
Race Claim Folds As Warden Quits
black Coventry traffic warden who accused colleagues of racial
discrimination has resigned from the force and given up her
claims at an employment tribunal.
Edwards, aged 34, had made claims about colleagues of all ranks
at Little Park Street police station.
she gave up her case and announced she was quitting. The
tribunal formally dismissed her claims.
Midlands Police have ordered a review into the procedures
surrounding these kinds of disputes, but hotly deny that there
was any discrimination against Mrs Edwards.
of personnel David Williams said:
employment tribunal has been costly in terms of time,
management resources and the effect on staff.
force was always prepared to challenge the allegation on the
basis that we are committed to all matters of equality and
force is rigorous over any form of discrimination on the basis
that there was no case to answer.
was important that we contested this claim in order to support
the staff who would have been called to respond.
there are management lessons to be learned as a result of this
case and guidance will be issued shortly.”