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Is veganism a "philosophical belief"?

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1Is veganism a "philosophical belief"? Empty Is veganism a "philosophical belief"? Thu Jan 02 2020, 11:32

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

So this bloke is suing his former employers for unfair dismissal under the Equality Act - suggesting that he was sacked for his beliefs, specifically that he is a vegan. Usually such cases are brought where someone has been discriminated against on the basis of their religion, so it raises the question whether veganism is a religion, a political perspective, a lifestyle choice or all the above.
Ironically, the former employers in question are the League Against Cruel Sports although to be fair their raison d'etre is to prevent e.g. fox hunting and hare coursing - but there is an obvious link.
Personally I think he's got a case, but for different reasons i.e. he was sacked for telling the truth about the organisation's investments to his work colleagues which isn't a sackable offence.

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Yes folks - veganism is a religion  according to the judge.

The ruling has nowt to do with the employment tribunal though as it has to decide whether or not the guy was sacked for being a vegan or not - which he wasn't. He was sacked for sharing sensitive company information - although I'd be surprised if that info wasn't already in the public domain.

Vegetarianism to be the next "philosophical belief" Boncey?

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

I have a strained relationship with some of my vegan friends. It's becoming dangerously cultish, and they often view veggies like Brexiteers view remainers.
Neither are a religion. It's simply a life choice. 
And the guy was quite right to expose the hypocrisy of his company's investments.

okocha

okocha
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf

boltonbonce wrote:I have a strained relationship with some of my vegan friends. It's becoming dangerously cultish, and they often view veggies like Brexiteers view remainers.
Neither are a religion. It's simply a life choice. 
And the guy was quite right to expose the hypocrisy of his company's investments.
:clap:

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

okocha wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:
And the guy was quite right to expose the hypocrisy of his company's investments.
:clap:
Point I was making in the first place was that he probably has a case, but not on the basis of being sacked for being a vegan - he was sacked because he spilled the beans.

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

wanderlust wrote:
okocha wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:
And the guy was quite right to expose the hypocrisy of his company's investments.
:clap:
Point I was making in the first place was that he probably has a case, but not on the basis of being sacked for being a vegan - he was sacked because he spilled the beans.
I hope they were beans! But he exposed them, and was sacked. Still unfair dismissal though.

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Didn't this chap say he wouldn't use public transport in case they killed any insects or birds?   :rofl:

xmiles

xmiles
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha

I wonder if he refuses to use any medicine or medical procedures that have been tested on animals.

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

He would have to i think xmiles, it does seem very over the top. Fair enough not wanting to eat or wear any animal products but that is just ridiculous. How he gets through the day is a mystery to me

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Norpig wrote:He would have to i think xmiles, it does seem very over the top. Fair enough not wanting to eat or wear any animal products but that is just ridiculous. How he gets through the day is a mystery to me
I was discussing this with my salad at lunch. The lettuce pissed itself laughing, much to the disgust of the tomato, who wanted to talk Brexit.

sunlight

sunlight
Andy Walker
Andy Walker

Just to clarify. A real Vegan wouldnt darken the doors of a Greggs Pasties shop.

gloswhite

gloswhite
Guðni Bergsson
Guðni Bergsson

WHAT !!!???  Not even for a veggie sausage roll ?  Very Happy

sunlight

sunlight
Andy Walker
Andy Walker

gloswhite wrote:WHAT !!!???  Not even for a veggie sausage roll ?  Very Happy
The ones next to the steak bake ? They want fumigating.

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

sunlight wrote:Just to clarify. A real Vegan wouldnt darken the doors of a Greggs Pasties shop.
It's a fair point that predominantly Greggs support the meat industry and are cashing in on veganism, however not all vegans are politically motivated - many are vegans for religious, dietary or social reasons - and all vegans face a limited choice of food options in town centres, especially kids that know nothing about cookery or putting together a DIY meal from the grocers. It ain't exactly easy to soak and boil aduki beans or fry up some smoked tofu in the shopping mall.

sunlight

sunlight
Andy Walker
Andy Walker

A real Vegan wouldnt go in KFC or burger king or Macdonalds either.

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