Vegetarianism as a protected characteristic: another view on Conisbee – Law & Religion UK

Posted September 26th, 2019 in diversity, employment, employment tribunals, equality, human rights, news, vegetarianism by tracey

‘In Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd & Ors [2019] ET 3335357/2018, Employment Judge Postle gave a reserved judgment in which he found that the Claimant’s contention that vegetarianism could be a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010 was not well-founded. The judgment has already been noted in this blog; in this supplementary post I will be focusing on the ET’s sharp distinction between vegetarianism and veganism, which it used – rashly – to find that ethical vegetarianism was incapable of constituting a religion or belief under the Equality Act 2010.’

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Law & Religion UK, 23rd September 2019