Veganism is protected by law. Veganism is “A Belief, Not Just An Opinion,” rules British Court. Another remarkable victory for vegans and animal lovers from all over the world.
This week, the United Kingdom’s Employment Tribunal has ruled that “ethical veganism” is a protected philosophical belief. So Veganism is protected by law now.
Following Jordi Casamitjana, an ethical vegan, claim against his former employer, the League Against Cruel Sports, judge Robin Postle said he was “overwhelmingly satisfied” that ethical veganism qualifies as a philosophical belief under the Equality Act of 2010.
Under the Equality Act of 2010, “religion or belief” is one of nine “protected characteristics.” However, Barry Ross, director at specialist firm Crossland Employment Solicitors, noted that the landmark ruling does not affect the law:
“It is important to remember that this is the judgment of the first instance employment tribunal. It guides employers on the treatment of ethical veganism, and the steps they should be considering for their employees and the workplace,” said Ross.
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