Police Scotland has paid nearly £1 million to a former female firearms officer after an employment tribunal determined she had been victimised.
Rhona Malone expressed concerns about sexism in the police force.
She’d gotten an email saying that two female firearms officers shouldn’t be deployed together when there were enough male officers on duty.
Margaret Gribbon, Ms Malone’s solicitor, told the BBC that it was a watershed moment for Police Scotland.
Ms Malone and Police Scotland said in a joint statement that a settlement had been reached that included a payment of £947,909.07.
It said Chief Constable Iain Livingstone had personally apologised to Ms Malone for the issues highlighted in the tribunal.
This included the force’s “poor response when a dedicated and promising officer raised legitimate concerns”.
The statement added that the chief constable was committed to “leading change” in policing in Scotland to improve the experiences of women.