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Rights at Work
2014
UK

Unfair treatment can’t continue once you’ve left your job

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A person was given a bad reference by his past employer. He said that it was because he had complained of age discrimination. He won his case - even though he had left his job he should not have been treated unfairly

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Rights at Work
2011
UK

Workers cannot be forced to retire because of their age

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The law was changed to protect those over 65 from being discriminated against by their employer and forced to retire because they were too old. Employees can now retire when they are ready to.

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Rights at Work
1999
UK

An employee cannot be made to mistreat customers because of their race

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An employee of a van hire company was told by her employer to refuse to hire vans to black or Asian people. She felt she had to resign. She won her case as her employer acted in a discriminatory way.

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    Rights at Work
    1984
    UK

    An employee can’t be forced to discriminate

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    An employee of an amusement centre was sacked because he refused to stop young black people from coming into the centre. He won his case as his employer acted in a discriminatory way.

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    Rights at Work
    2010
    UK

    Soldiers’ right to life is protected while serving abroad

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    A soldier died from excessive heat having complained many times. The Ministry of Defence tried to get the complaint struck out. The court said soldiers' right to life was protected even when serving abroad.

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    Rights at Work
    2010
    UK

    The right to strike is protected

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    British Airways tried to stop the members of Unite trade union from going on strike. Unite won their case as this infringed the employees right to strike.

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    Rights at Work
    2008
    Europe

    Employers must be fair to people who care for disabled people

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    An employee with a disabled child felt forced to resign after being refused a flexible working hours arrangement which she needed to care for her disabled son. She had been discriminated against.

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    Rights at Work
    2012
    UK

    Your right to join or form a Trade Union is protected

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    Boots blocked recognition of an independent pharmacist Trade Union. The independent union won their case - the right to collective bargaining through trade unions to protect the interests of employees had been breached.

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    Rights at Work
    2014
    UK

    Employers can’t take away wages without good reason

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    Four years worth of an employee's wages were confiscated by his employer after it was found out that he had got the job using a false passport. He won his case - his right to property had been breached.

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      Rights at Work
      2013
      UK

      Modern day slavery will be illegal

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      The Government plans to bring together slavery offences into one law and to create a new "Anti-slavery Commissioner" and to allow judges to put those who enslave in prison for life.

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      Rights at Work
      2002
      Europe

      Discrimination complaints must be looked into swiftly

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      It took 8 years to deal with a hospital employee's complaints that she had been sacked and treated unfairly because of her race. She won her case as she had been made to wait for an excessive amount of time before getting any answer to her complaints.

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        Rights at Work
        2002
        Europe

        You can’t be sacked without knowing why

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        Mr Devenney was sacked. He said it was because he was a Catholic. His employer said it was because the police had said he was a threat to security. The police wouldn't reveal any more information. This breached his human right to know the case against him.

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          Rights at Work
          2002
          Europe

          Employers can’t bribe you into giving up your right to join a trade union

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          Employees of a publishing company were told that they had to either sign a contract giving up important trade union rights or else get paid less. They won their case as their right to freely join a trade union had been breached.

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          Rights at Work
          2008
          Europe

          If your work is risky to your health, you get access to information

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          A member of the British Army took part in mustard and nerve gas tests. Later in life he developed health problems. The Army was slow to give him his medical records. This was a breach of his right to privacy.

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          Rights at Work
          1981
          Europe

          It is your choice which, if any, trade union to join

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          Three employees of British Rail were fired for not joining designated trade union which was under a closed shop agreement. They won their case as their freedom to choose to join a trade union had been infringed.

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            Rights at Work
            1993
            Europe

            Firing an employee must not take years

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            The health service took 9 years to fire an employee. The employee won his case as the health service took too much time to let the employee go.

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              Rights at Work
              2013
              UK

              Clearly false accusations by employers can’t be made public

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              A Nigerian nurse was accused of mistreating the elderly people in her care. These accusations were made public even though they were false. She won her case as this would make getting another job very difficult.

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