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HUMAN RIGHTS: Silence in (and out of) court

10 February 2012  

Ilana Swimer analyses the growing use of anonymity and restricted reporting orders in the employment tribunal

Rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) are increasingly relevant to employment law. We have seen the right to freedom of expression (article 10 ECHR) cited in a whistleblowing case ( Heinisch v Germany [2011]) and in an unfair dismissal claim relating to an employee’s publication of an offensive cartoon in a trade union newsletter ( Palomo Sanchez v Spain & ors [2011]).



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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    A v B [2010] ICR 849

    Associated Newspapers Ltd v London (North) Industrial Tribunal [1998] IRLR 569

    Dallas McMillan & A v B & Davidson UKEATS/0006/07MT

    F v G UKEAT/0042/11/DA

    Heinisch v Germany [2011] IRLR 922

    JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 42

    Palomo Sanchez & ors v Spain [2011] IRLR 934

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