The Human Rights Act - the story so far...

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An in-depth guide to the impact of the Human Rights Act is available on our sister site LawZONE.

Already the HRA has had a significant effect on business - IR35 campaigners cited the measure in their successful request for a judicial review, and widower Les Withey is using the act in a bid to counter sex discrimination in past benefit arrangements.

But other areas could also be affected. Revenue investigation powers could be in breach of the HRA, employment tribunal systems may need to be overhauled, and the employer's right to access e-mails may be thrown out.

For more information on the immediate after-shock of this important Act, visit LawZONE.

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