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TSG Chief Inspector Adrian Denby wins £870,000 after his former female boss, Deputy Assistant Commissioner de Brunner, targeted Denby because of his sex
CI Denby has been awarded a HUGE £870,000 payout after DAC de Brunner became ‘highly offended’ after she spotted a male TSG Officer walking from the work showers at the TSG base where she was at the time to the adjacent male changing rooms in his towel.
It later was decided in a subsequent tribunal bought against the Met Police by CI Denby, that he had been unfairly treated by DAC de Brunner and that she had singled him out from his female colleagues because of his sex.
DAC de Brunner, who was herself subjected to disciplinary action back in 2016 after she attempted to waste vital Police resources by sending TSG Officers, Armed Response Officers, the Force Helicopter AND Officers from the Mounted Branch to her sons private school on a ‘jolly’, removed Denby from his vital and well-respected role after she launched a campaign to try and purge the Territorial Support Groups’ perceived ‘macho image’.
de Brunner became incensed because she saw the slender TSG Officer, who had just had a shower following his shift, walk from the stations’ shower cubicles to the changing area in his towel.
Apparently, this was de Brunners ‘pet hate’ and thus she appears to have taken it upon herself to wage war on her male subordinates in the unit that she headed, who were responsible for the day-to-day management of the TSG.
Denby had told the hearing that he had regretted not stopping TSG Officers from crossing the room wearing their towels, but cited the fact that the poor design of the area in question meant that Officers were left with little or no choice but to walk from the showers to the changing area in their towels.
Denby firmly and passionately believed that he was unfairly punished by de Brunner whilst his female colleagues in similar ranks were treated differently by the Deputy Assistant Commissioner.
A tribunal unequivocally agreed with Denby and heard that he was indeed discriminated against by de Brunner, forcing the Met to reach a hefty out of court settlement with Denby.
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Denby has already been helped by the Metropolitan Police Service to set up his own business whilst he is currently on sick leave.
de Brunner has since retired from the Met Police…….
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told reporters from the Daily Mail: “we can confirm that we have reached a settlement in this case.
“As there is a confidentiality clause in place, we are not in a position to discuss further”.
A source told us that Denby was well liked and well respected by his colleagues in the TSG, which is one of the Mets highly trained public order units, vital to the effective operation of the Metropolitan Police when it comes to critical incidents such as the terror attacks which plagued the Country last year.
The outcome of this tribunal begs the question as to how did someone who, in 2016, tried to waste vital Police resources at her Son’s Private School, keep a senior position within the Met?
Surely the type of mind set required in order to believe that Police resources should be wasted on such a ridiculous private event is NOT befitting with the Met’s ethos of what it expects from its Senior Officers?
During the events which led to the case being brought against the Metropolitan Police by Denby, he was placed under investigation whereas a female officer of a similar rank in a different unit was not subjected to the same measures in similar circumstances.
In her judgement at the tribunal, Tamara Lewis said Mr Denby’s case was ‘striking for its unfairness‘ and concluded that his treatment was down to his sex.
The judgement adds: ‘We have found this case marked by lack of transparency.
‘In the absence of any explanation, direct sex discrimination occurred and decision-makers consciously or unconsciously, viewed the claimant as a man as part of the problem in a way in which they would not have viewed him had he been a woman‘.
The tribunal said Denby was an “impressive and straightforward witness” and, by contrast, it concluded that Ms de Brunner’s testimony was “not credible“.
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