Herbai v. Hungary [2019]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    ECHR 378
  • Legal Body
    European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Human Rights
Issues covered: Art. 10 ECHR; Freedom of Speech; Contribution to Website Debate; Human Resources; Applicability of Free Speech in Employment

Have you ever taken part in an HR debate or forum online? Have you thought about starting your own? Do you think you should be sacked for doing so? That's what happened in this Hungarian case that has made its way to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

This case concerned the applicant’s dismissal from his job in human resources in a bank owing to his involvement with a website devoted to HR issues.  In January 2011 the applicant, together with Ms A.N., started a knowledge-sharing website for human resources management-related publications and events.  The website also contained a presentation of the applicant with his photograph, describing him as an expert in human

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This article is correct at 08/11/2019

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