Discrimination | Should vegans be exempt from tea rounds?

Should vegans be exempt from tea rounds?

The age-old tradition of taking turns to make tea for your team is a great way of creating a community among your colleagues. However, the rise in popularity of plant-based diets has raised concerns over this traditional practice.

According to Lawyer Alex Monaco, vegans in the workplace should be exempt from tea-making duties as putting them in a position in which they have to handle cow’s milk could be classified as discrimination.

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Comments (2)

  • Anna
    Mon, 1 Jul 2019 2:10pm BST
    Personally I don't join in the tea round because I don't drink the stuff and everyone else seems to waste half the day making it continuously. It is no problem at all. A vegan person is perfectly at liberty to tell their colleagues sorry they won't join in, or they will only make tea using Almond Milk or something. That's something you should be adult enough to discuss with people - why is everyone suddenly running to the cops for everything or expecting another 'law' to be imposed? Aren't people adults anymore?
  • Val Heatley
    Val Heatley
    Tue, 11 Jun 2019 3:12pm BST
    What a load of nonsense - if a cow isn't milked regularly it will get very ill and die - veganism is a dietary choice not a religion nor a protected characteristic - where is this going to stop - is everybody watching Years and Years its scary?

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