Officers lodge sex bias claims

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The Independent Online
Applications from 80,000 policemen alleging sex discrimination have been lodged with industrial tribunals. The applications, which refer to the lump sum element of pensions, have been received in just three weeks since the Police Federation urged its male members to put in claims.

The men are complaining that when they swap pensions for a cash lump sum on retirement, they get a smaller sum than a woman police officer in the same position.