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Readers of this Blog will be aware of several, previous entries discussing whether veganism could be considered as a philosophical belief capable of protection in terms of the Equality Act 2010.
The London Employment Tribunal will decide later this year if veganism as a belief system should be a legally protected characteristic (see Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports lodged in 2018).
What about an individual who has decided to become a vegan? Could this conflict directly with his occupation? BBC Scotland reported on such a story about a butcher who had a secret – he had become a vegan. It sounds like an April Fool joke, but apparently it’s completely true:
The butcher who went vegan in secret
Brian Kavanagh worked in the meat industry for about 15 years before becoming vegan
Copyright Seán J Crossan, 1 April 2019
A legal blog by the author of Introductory Scots Law: Theory & Practice (3rd Edition: 2017; Hodder Gibson)
Sean J. Crossan BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MSc, TQFE
I have been teaching law in Higher and Further Education for nearly 25 years. I also worked as an employment law consultant in a Glasgow law firm for over a decade. I am also a trade union representative and continue to make full use of my legal background.
I am a graduate and postgraduate of the Universities of Dundee, London and Strathclyde.
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