Ethical veganism is a belief protected by law, tribunal rules06 Jan 2020 // In the press
Helen Crossland gives her expert advice in the Guardian.
Head of Employment Helen Crossland comments in the Guardian on a recent tribunal ruling that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief that is protected by law against discrimination. The case involves a man who claims he was unfairly fired from the League Against Cruel Sports.
On the topic, Helen stated “Employers always run the risk of an employee claiming that discrimination is a factor in their dismissal, such as here,” she said. “Unless overturned on appeal, employers should expect to see legal protection extended to other beliefs, particularly as they become more established in society.”
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