A MAN rejected as a police recruit for being a white heterosexual male can now join after a tribunal found he had been discriminated against.
Matthew Furlong, 25, wanted to follow in the footsteps of his detective inspector father Liam, 52, when he applied for his “dream job” at Cheshire Police in 2017.
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Despite excelling in his interview, Mr Furlong wasn’t given a place as the force was desperate for minority recruits.
He lodged a discrimination claim and won under equality laws in the first successful case of its kind.
Mr Furlong said: “Had I lied and said I was bisexual there’s a strong possibility I would be working for Cheshire Police now.”
Furlong wasn’t given a place as the force was desperate for minority recruits[/caption]
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