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Human rights: UK law does not afford sufficient protection for employees dismissed because of their political opinion or affiliation

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In Redfearn v United Kingdom [2013] IRLR 51 ECHR, the ECHR held that an employee’s rights under art.11 of the European Convention on Human Rights were breached when he was unable to challenge his dismissal following his election as a local councillor for the BNP.

Key points

  • Article 11 is applicable not only to persons or associations whose views are favourably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also to those whose views offend, shock or disturb.