Scottish independence as a protected philosophical belief? McEleny – Law and Religion UK

Posted August 7th, 2018 in equality, news, political opinion discrimination, Scotland by sally

‘The Herald reports that an employment tribunal has ruled that belief in an independent Scotland is a philosophical belief similar to a religion and is protected under equality legislation.’

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Law and Religion UK, 7th August 2018

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Should asylum seekers take action to avoid persecution on the ground of political opinion incorrectly attributed to them? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal dismissed the Secretary of State’s appeal challenging the Upper Tribunal’s decision that MSM would have been at risk on return to Somalia on the ground of political opinion. Exceptionally, the court went on to consider the modification of conduct issue in relation to imputed political opinion on an obiter basis, which gave rise to interesting analysis.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd July 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Discrimination and political membership – should we revisit Redfearn? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Under Art 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950, freedom of association is protected. In Redfearn v UK it was held that the UK government had violated Mr Redfearn’s Art 11 right as the UK had not taken reasonable measures to protect employees such as him from dismissal on grounds of political affiliation. The government’s response, although following a suggestion of the court, could mean that the wider issues in Redfearn may yet have to be visited again.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 12th May 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Colin Witcher discusses below some of the key provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (“ERRA”) in respect of Employment Law which come into force tomorrow, Tuesday 25 June 2013 – One Inner Temple Lane

“The ERRA is an important piece of legislation, covering maters such as unfair dismissal, health and safety and copyright.”

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One Inner Temple Lane, 24th June 2013

Source: www.1itl.com

Construction workers to challenge Met over blacklist – The Guardian

“Decision by the Metropolitan police not to investigate claims that officers supplied information to the blacklist faces appeal by workers’ lawyers.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Equalities: Two Years after the Equality Act 2010 – 11 KBW

“The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 was a landmark in non-discrimination law, bringing together (and making some amendments to) a myriad of different statutory regimes covering various types of protected characteristics. However, such is the nature of litigation, that very little appellate case law has, as yet, had cause to consider the provisions of the Equality Act in any detail. As a result, the very substantial developments which have taken or are taking place recently in the equalities field have tended to arise out of the previous legal regimes, or related regimes such as the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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11 KBW, 20th December 2012

Source: www.11kbw.com

Equalities: Two Years after the Equality Act 2010 – 11 KBW

“The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 was a landmark in non-discrimination law, bringing together (and making some amendments to) a myriad of different statutory regimes covering various types of protected characteristics. However, such is the nature of litigation, that very little appellate case law has, as yet, had cause to consider the provisions of the Equality Act in any detail. As a result, the very substantial developments which have taken or are taking place recently in the equalities field have tended to arise out of the previous legal regimes, or related regimes such as the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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11 KBW, 20th November 2012

Source: www.11kbw.com

Human rights victory for BNP bus driver – UK Human Rights Blog

“The BNP has been a relentless opponent of Human Rights Act and its manifesto for the 2010 General Election made no less than three separate declarations of its intention to scrap the Act and abrogate the European Convention of Human Rights which it described charmingly as being, ‘exploited to abuse Britain’s hospitality by the world’s scroungers.'”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th November 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Policies or Aims, Obnoxious or Otherwise – Employment Law Blog

“The European Court of Human Rights today released its judgment in the case of Redfearn v UK, and held that the UK had failed through its domestic law adequately to protect the right of Mr Redfearn, a British National Party councillor, to freedom of association under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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Employment Law Blog, 6th November 2012

Source: www.employment11kbw.com

Bus driver sacked for BNP membership wins case in Strasbourg – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2012 in human rights, news, political opinion discrimination, unfair dismissal by sally

“A Bradford bus diver should not have been sacked for being a member of the British National Party, the European court of human rights has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Blacklisted builders launch mass legal action against Sir Robert McAlpine – The Guardian

“Workers blacklisted by the construction industry over more than three decades have launched a high court claim against industry giant Sir Robert McAlpine, the Tory donor and builder of the Olympic Stadium, for conspiring with other firms to keep them out of work.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Blacklisted building workers hope for day in court after ruling – The Guardian

“The Consulting Association, a shadowy organisation that compiled a list of ‘troublemakers’ — with the help of the security services — for Britain’s biggest building companies was closed four years ago. Only now can its 3,200 victims go to court and hope to win.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

McConkey v Simon Community Northern Ireland – WLR Daily

McConkey v Simon Community Northern Ireland [2009] UKHL 24; [2009] WLR (D) 161

“An employer in Northern Ireland could refuse to employ a person on the ground of that person having supported the use of violence for political ends connected with the affairs of Northern Ireland, even if the person had since repudiated such views.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

McConkey and Another v Simon Community Northern Ireland – Times Law Reports

McConkey and Another v Simon Community Northern Ireland

House of Lords

“An employer in Northern Ireland could refuse to employ a person on the ground of his having supported the use of violence for political ends connected with the affairs of Northern Ireland even if the job-seeker had since repudiated such views.”

The Times, 26th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk