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Matthew Furlong, who hoped to follow in the footsteps of his father - a serving detective inspector in the same police force - had applied to join in 2017. The 25-year-old passed the interview stage and said he was told "it was refreshing to meet someone as well prepared as yourself" and that he "could not have done any more". However, the applicant - who studied particle physics and cosmology at Lancaster University - was later told he lost out to other candidates, prompting his father to file a complaint. Mr Furlong has now won an employment tribunal case, which found Cheshire Police had discriminated against the applicant on the grounds of sexual orientation, race and sex.
Looking forward to the do gooders/liberal/labour voters arguments to this
With something like the police force there should be no qoutas or diversity hires, it should be the best possible person from all potential candidates.