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Legal Battle | Vegan takes employer to tribunal over 'philosophical' beef

Vegan takes employer to tribunal over 'philosophical' beef

A man is taking his former employer to an employment tribunal after claiming that he was sacked for being vegan – the BBC reports.

Jordi Casamitjana was fired by the League Against Cruel Sports after disclosing information that the company invested pension funds into firms involved in animal testing. The League says he was dismissed for gross misconduct, but Casamitjana argues that veganism should be protected in law.

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Comments (2)

  • Boris
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:54pm GMT
    So the guy claims that he was fired because he was a vegan but the employer says it's because of gross misconduct due to disclosing information he shouldn't? Am i the only one who's not really seeing the connection? Don't get me wrong, for an organisation that promotes fair treatment for animals to be dealing with an animal testing organisation is hypocritical but what does that have to do with the guy being a vegan? I am not a vegan but i believe that animal cruelty is wrong, does that mean i can ignore company rules about disclosure of sensitive information simply because of my eating habits? Veganism is not a belief system in the same way religion is, i've yet to see a church for vegans. Don't get me wrong, they do preach at people, and i do think that's wrong. I'll be interested to see how this one turns out.
  • VeniVidiVici
    Tue, 4 Dec 2018 1:11pm GMT
    It seems that Jordi Casamitjana was dismissed for having moral integrity rather than anything else.
    I would congratulate him for his actions in exposing the hypocrisy of the LACS and commiserate that he lost his job.