Police recruit rejected for being a white heterosexual male wins bid to join force

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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.

Matthew Furlong can now join Cheshire Police after being rejected for being a white heterosexual
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Matthew was hoping to join the force like his dad Liam
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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.”

Ben Lack

Furlong wasn’t given a place as the force was desperate for minority recruits[/caption]

The Cheshire Police Force has been found guilty of discrimination against hopeful Matthew Furlong
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