Human Rights in Employment

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 23 March 2010 Issues covered:

The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) has been in force since 2000 and seeks to give “further effect” to the rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention of Human Rights.

Jones Cassidy Jones solicitors reviewed some interesting/recent cases and to highlight these with reference to Articles 6, 8 and 9.

The rights which workers are likely to rely on as being “engaged” are summarised as follows:-

* Article 6 – the right to a fair hearing;
* Article 8 – the right for private and family life;
* Article 9 - freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
* Article 10 – freedom of expression;
* Article 11 – freedom of assembly and association.

This focuses on the following cases:


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