Hi this question has arrisen over a discussion I work for the uk police as a physical and tactical trainer for the last 12 years prior to this I had applied and passed the selection to be a police officer and at the last hurdle was rejected due to a disability (old back injury) on the grounds I was fit then but there was a likelyhood I wouldn't be 10 years later, and I am and I am in a more physical job and can still pass the highest level of fitness tests etc etc . As such would I have grounds to take some sort of action as I know it has been taken for similar reasons in the past ...thanks Marc
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Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with. Please let me know what action you are hoping to take?
Apologies for the slight delay, I was offline by the time you had replied last night. When were you actually rejected for the role? In other words, when was the last your employer did anything in relation to this?
Unfortunately you are way too late to make any claim now. There are strict time limits on making claims and 10 years is a very long time for most claims. In terms of disability discrimination, the current time limit is only 3 months if you were claiming in a tribunal or 6 months if you were going to the county court. The time limit starts to run from the date of the discriminatory behaviour, which in this case would have been the date you were rejected. Any other claim would have carried a maximum time limit of 6 years so in any case you have left this too late I'm afraid.
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