Victoria von Wachter is successful in Employment Tribunal case

12 December 2023

Victoria von Wachter successfully persuades the Employment Tribunal that the Chief Constable of Lancashire Police was not vicariously liable for the acts and omissions of his officers when they were operating as Police Federation Representatives.

The Employment Tribunal was persuaded that the statutory staff association status of Federation Representatives coupled with the Federation’s statutory discipline process created a sufficient degree of separation between Federation activities and operational policing.

The Employment Tribunal also accepted that for public policy reasons it was an unacceptable proposition that the Chief Constable (the appropriate Respondent in Employment Tribunal cases) should have direction and control of Federation Representatives when they were operating as such.

Victoria specialises in employment law advising a wide range of clients with notable experience acting for the police in disciplinary matters.


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