Asian police officer wins £470,000 payout for racial discrimination
PC Nadeem Saddique is just two months away from 25 years service, and yet the last six years have been a nightmare.
The 46-year-old became the victim of racial discrimination and vicitmisation on 25 occasions on the grounds of his Pakistani origin and his Muslim religion. He was the only Asian in Cleveland Police firearms unit, but his efforts to move on and upgrade were, the tribunal found, thwarted by more senior officers operating in a culture of bullying and discrimination.
The employment tribunal today awarded PC Saddique £470,000 compensation – for loss of employment, personal injury and exemplary damages – but he says its brought him little relief have been hunted and singled out for years.
Cleveland Police has publicly apologised and said many of it’s policies have been reviewed as a result of this case – but none of the alleged discriminators have been disciplined or faced a disciplinary hearing.