who holds the title of Director of Partnerships
and Diversity, will be advised by the Metropolitan
Black Police Association, which is also
backing Ghaffur, reports The Telegraph.
The newspaper, however, did not quote Rehman
or give specific details of her complaint.
previously worked on the Met's strategy
for dealing with cases of forced marriage
and issues surrounding honour killings.
She is also an expert on community relations
and domestic violence. Rehman is a member
of the Met's civilian staff based in Westminster
and has been off work for months reportedly
suffering from stress.
unnamed colleague told The Telegraph: "She
feels she has been targeted because she
is Asian and she is determined to bring
a case against the Met. When your head of
diversity accuses you of discrimination
that says it all really."
the Met said it has received no notification
concerning an employment tribunal involving
Yasmin Rehman. A Met release said: "She
is not Head of Diversity for the MPS as
previously reported, but in fact holds the
post within Territorial Policing as Director
of Partnerships and Diversity. She has no
direct connection with the Commissioner."
Met's reaction is guarded this time, unlike
in the previous racism cases. The release
said: "Rehman is a valued employee.
If she is contemplating an ET, this would
be a matter of regret but we would want
to work with her to resolve whatever grievances
she may have without recourse to the courts.
Metropolitan Police Service is the largest
employer in London with a workforce of 53,000.
In the last five years only one case has
been lost solely on race discrimination
grounds and four on multiple jurisdictions.
We now recruit up to three times as many
ethnic minority officers as a decade ago,
and we continue to build on this success."