Redfearn v The UK - 47335/06 - HEJUD [2012] ECHR 1878

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    ECHR 1878
  • Legal Body
    European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Human Rights
Issues covered: Convention Rights; Articles 10 (freedom of expression) & 11 (freedom of association)

The ECJ found failures in UK employment law in November 2012 following the dismissal of a bus driver for political reasons. The bus driver was dismissed as a result of his decision to stand as a BNP councillor. As he lacked the one year’s continuous service requirement he was unable to bring unfair dismissal proceedings and the Court found the UK needed to take remedial action to address the law’s shortcomings:

"Consequently, the Court considers that it was incumbent on the respondent State to take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect employees, including those with less than one year’s service, from dismissal on grounds of political opinion or affiliation, either through the

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This article is correct at 15/02/2013

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