• Robert Spicer

Female RAF officer: New Sex Discrimination Case

SEX DISCRIMINATION

Promotion

Case Williams v Ministry of Defence (2014) Eq Opp Rev 248:23, Birmingham ET

Facts W was a group captain in the RAF. She applied for promotion to the rank of Commander of the Defence Medical Group. She needed to be considered by the Tri Service Selection panel to compete against candidates from the Army and the Royal Navy. She was not selected as RAF preferred candidate. The ET found that this was direct and indirect sex discrimination.

Remedies £204,079 loss of earnings

£105,585 loss of pension

£20,000 injury to feelings: top Vento band: updated to £22,000 for inflation: prolonged discrimination.

Total award £332,170 grossed up to £557,038

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