Commissioner of Police for Metropolis v Lowrey-Nesbitt: EAT 13 Jul 1998

A police officer does not work under a contract of employment for Employment Rights Act purposes and so may not claim for unlawful deduction from wages under the Act. Employment is a special statutory relationship, not contractual.


Times 29-Jul-1998, [1998] UKEAT 952 – 97 – 1307




England and Wales


See AlsoLowrey-Nesbitt v Commissioner of Police of Metropolis EAT 16-May-1997
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CitedFisher v Oldham Corporation KBD 1930
On Officer was subject to a claim for false imprisonment on an unlawful arrest, and it was asserted that the Watch Committee of the local authority were vicariously liable. The plaintiff pointed to his Oath of Office: ‘I . . . . . . . . . of . . . . . .
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Police, Employment

Updated: 03 February 2022; Ref: scu.206554