Sergeant wins "rumours" case

A police sergeant with 23 years' service became a victim of sexual discrimination when senior officers over-reacted to complaints against him by a female constable, an industrial tribunal in London decided yesterday.

Sgt Les White, 47, who fought for two years to restore his reputation, brought a complaint against the Metropolitan Police over the way he was treated after being accused of spreading rumours about his colleague. He will apply for compensation and costs after reasons for the decision are given.

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