Human rights in the workplace and their violation
Human rights are most simply defined as tights that are considered to belong to every person. European Convention on Human Rights is created to protect human rights and freedoms of every individual, and it therefore also covers this kind of protection in the workplace. If your human rights are violated in the workplace, that is considered unlawful under the Convention if you work in the public sector, and you can therefore take legal action. However, if your workplace is in the private sector, you cannot make a claim against human rights violation based on the Convention.
But since the area of human rights has been incorporated into the other sections of law, you can take legal action based on the Human Rights Act.
Human rights in the workplace cover different areas of life.
For example, you have the right as an individual to have your personal life – family, friends, partner and children. If your employer discriminates you against your sexual orientation or the fact that you have or plan on having children, it is considered to be violation of your basic human rights. If for some similar reason , get fired , we suggest that you contact as soon as the dig this, and turn the whole case in his favor.
Another sensitive issue is surveillance in the workplace. It is not considered violation of human rights under these circumstances:
• You are aware of the types and the amount of surveillance and you are notified by the employer about the surveillance policy in advance (emails, telephone calls, internet access, CCTV and other types of surveillance).
• You are not under surveillance everywhere (e.g. it is forbidden to put the employees under surveillance in the toilet).
• You are allowed to have insight into all the information the employer has about you, such as CCTV tapes or the number of your telephone calls.
If any of these conditions is violated, it is considered as breaching human rights law and you are allowed to take legal action.