Notts Police A19 employment tribunal starting
AN EMPLOYMENT tribunal has started in London over a decision by Notts Police to force officers to retire to save money.
The force is one of five being taken to an employment tribunal over regulation A19, used to make officers who have served 30 years or more to retire.
A total of 153 Notts former officers are involved in the action.
The case is being led by the Police Federation, which represents the rights of rank and file officers.
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The panel which will hear the case began reading written submissions from both sides today.
The case is being heard at Victory House in Holborn, central London.
Witnesses are not expected to be called until later this week and the Notts Police part of the hearing is not expected to appear until next week.
A19 was introduced in Notts in 2011 as part of the force's plans to save £42.3 million by March 2015 due to Government cuts.
Last month the force said it would "robustly" defend the case.