In an interview in the Guardian, Maxwell talks about the abuse he received from his colleagues relating to his race and sexuality.
He is a black gay male who was dismissed for gross misconduct in December 2012 after he went off sick with depression having been the victim of both racial and homophobic bullying in the workplace. He won his first employment tribunal in February 2012. The tribunal found in favour of Maxwell on 40 points. 4 – 0.
In an interview with the Guardian he states that he made his first complaint about colleagues in July 2009 using him as a ‘buffer’ – asking him to stop Black and Asian people first before his colleagues took over as they stated that ‘blacks don’t complain about blacks’.
In March 2009 another officer made comments about gay men ‘taking it up the arse’, and a DS whilst doing a presentation to colleagues in June 2009 put up a picture...
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