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UK NRI Sikh police officer wins compensation for 'racist and religious discrimination

London, July 28, 2009
Satinder paul Singh

NRI Amandeep Kaur Grewal, 38, of Kingston, south-west London, has been awarded a five-figure compensation payment because she suffered racist and religious humiliation, unfair criticism and treatment by trainer Pc Lucinda Rigby at the Metropolitan Police’s training school in Hendon.

The tribunal found:

  • Amandeep Kaur Grewal was given negative feedback and over-supervised in a racially discriminatory manner during safety training.
  • The junior officer was subjected to unlawful racial victimisation when she was told others laughed at her behaviour during training.
  • The comments were unprofessional and "potentially hurtful".
  • PC Rigby acted in this way because she felt defensive about the allegations of race and religious discrimination."
  • The panel rejected the Met’s claim that trainers had considered her skills poor.

Grewal complained:

  • Rigby told her other students were laughing at her behind her back.
  • Some of her fellow recruits treated her in a “less than friendly fashion”.
  • Another trainer had to hold a diversity class to deal with animosity towards Grewal.

According to the police, there were 17 complaints dealt with in the judgment, only two were upheld. One allegation of unlawful race discrimination and another of unlawful racial and religious discrimination by way of victimisation.

All claims of harassment, were dismissed.






Amandeep Kaur Grewal, 38, of Kingston, uk