Redfearn v United Kingdom  IRLR 51 ECHR
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Human rights: UK law does not afford sufficient protection for employees dismissed because of their political opinion or affiliation
- 30 March 2013
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.
- 8 November 2012
The European Court of Human Rights has said that it was a breach of a BNP member's human rights for him not to have the opportunity to claim unfair dismissal on the basis that he was sacked for his "political opinion". He did not have the required one year's service in force at the time to bring a claim.