Human rights

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  • Human rights victory for gays following dismissal from Armed Forces

    Date:
    1 December 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Five people - four men and one woman - dismissed from the British Armed Forces for being gay, have won substantial compensation awards from the government, following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

  • No surrender

    Date:
    1 October 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    A 13-year battle over the right to union representation is almost certain to change UK employment law. Phil Boucher reports.

  • On appeal: TUPE, Working Time Regulations and the Convention on Human Rights

    Date:
    3 September 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Continuing our series on the implications of recent significant cases, Sue Nickson, partner and national head of employment law at Hammonds Suddards Edge, looks at the issues

  • Case roundup: keeping contracts up-to-date and unfair dismissal

    Date:
    6 August 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case roundup, covering keeping contracts up-to-date and unfair dismissal. By Russel Brimelow of Eversheds.

  • Trade Unions: Financial incentives violated trade union members' human rights

    Date:
    1 August 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Wilson and others v the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights holds that, whereas the absence under UK domestic law of compulsory collective bargaining did not, in itself, give rise to a violation of article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, preventing employees from exercising their right to have their trade union protect their interests rendered that right illusory.

  • Human rights: Disciplinary proceedings did not breach trader's right to a fair trial

    Date:
    24 June 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Disciplinary proceedings taken by the Securities and Futures Authority against a securities trader involved the "determination of his civil rights and obligations", but not the determination of "any criminal charge" within the meaning of article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, even though the proceedings could result in fines and a suspension, holds the Court of Appeal in R v Securities and Futures Authority Ltd and another ex parte Fleurose.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 February 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Disciplinary proceedings: Professional body's disciplinary system breached dentist's right to fair hearing

    Date:
    17 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    There was a real danger that a professional body's disciplinary system lacked the necessary independence and impartiality to make it compliant with the right to a fair hearing under human rights law. We review the Privy Council's decision in the case of Preiss v General Dental Council.

  • Employment law surrenders to basic instinct

    Date:
    1 December 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    Employment lawyers have a great deal to thank Hollywood actor Michael Douglas for, according to a leading employment law advocate.

  • Procedure: Appointment of tribunal lay members now complies with human rights law

    Date:
    19 November 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Scanfuture UK Ltd v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, the EAT holds that, prior to changes made in 1999, an employment tribunal was not "independent and impartial" within the meaning of Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights when hearing a complaint to which the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry was a party, in this case a claim for an insolvency payment.

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