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Redfearn v UK: political association and dismissal

Collins, Hugh and Mantouvalou, Virginia (2013) Redfearn v UK: political association and dismissal. Modern Law Review, 76 (5). pp. 909-923. ISSN 0026-7961

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1468-2230.12040

Abstract

In Redfearn v UK the European Court of Human Rights examined the question whether dismissal for membership of a political party is compatible with freedom of association under Article 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Court endorsed a strong commitment to multi-party democracy and protection of employees against the domination of the employers. This note discusses the judgment and its implications for UK law, looking at three key issues: first, whether the law of unfair dismissal provides effective protection against action that poses a threat to the enjoyment of Convention rights; second, the grounds under which an employer may justify the lawfulness of a dismissal that interferes with a Convention right; third, the available remedies against the employer when there is a breach of a Convention right.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors, The Modern Law Review, The Modern Law Review Limited
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 09:43
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 01:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52859

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