Redfearn v The UK - 47335/06 - HEJUD  ECHR 1878
Case ReferenceECHR 1878
Legal BodyEuropean Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionHuman Rights
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
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