07 August 2008
Police surgeon agrees settlement in alleged discrimination case
A police surgeon who accused his ex-employers of racial discrimination has been awarded a payout.
Dr Imraan Jhetam alleged that the vetting process for working for his employer had stopped some black doctors from gaining work but had not stopped a single white candidate.
The 48-year-old was dismissed from his role after managers discovered he had failed to disclose a warning from the General Medical Council (GMC) - a body which registers doctors to practice medicine in the UK and aims to protect the health and safety of the public.
Dr Jhetam said: "The warning from the GMC was in the public domain on their website. I do not believe there was any omission in my vetting document," the Express & Echo reports.
He came to a settlement with his former employer just 90 minutes into an employment tribunal that was scheduled to take four days.