In DLA Piper's case of the week, Black and another v Wilkinson, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision that a B&B owner's refusal to provide accommodation to a gay couple was discriminatory.
The European Court of Human Rights has held that a Greek employer breached the human rights of an HIV-positive employee who was dismissed as a result of pressure from colleagues.
Joe Beeston, Kate Edminson, Rosie Kight and David Rintoul are associate solicitors and Iain Naylor is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings. They round up the latest rulings.
Additional information on the law on human rights for local authority employers, including claims arising from the Human Rights Act 1998. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on human rights
A model policy on political activity in the workplace.
In Eweida and others v United Kingdom  IRLR 231 ECHR, the European Court of Human Rights held that, in failing to protect a Christian employee's desire to manifest her religion by wearing a visible cross at work, the UK breached the positive obligation under art.9 of the European Convention on Human Rights to secure her right to freedom of expression.
In R (on the application of T) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester and others  EWCA Civ 25 CA, the Court of Appeal held that aspects of the regime of criminal records certificates and enhanced criminal records certificates under the Police Act 1997 and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975, requiring the disclosure of all police cautions to prospective employers, are incompatible with art.8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
In Redfearn v United Kingdom  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.
In Turner v East Midlands Trains Ltd  IRLR 107 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the "range of reasonable responses" test, the long-standing approach to the assessment of the fairness of a dismissal, does not require adjustment even where art.8 of the European Convention on Human Rights is engaged. The existing approach is sufficiently nuanced and flexible to be compatible.
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