A whopper? Watchdog bans ads for Burger King ‘vegan-suitable’ Rebel – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen, veganism by sally

‘An ad campaign for Burger King’s first plant-based burger has been banned by the advertising watchdog for implying it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, when it is not.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2020

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Ethical veganism: a philosophical belief – 3PB

‘The Claimant, Mr Casamitjana, was dismissed from his role at the League Against Cruel Sports in April 2018 after disclosing to colleagues that the company’s pension funds were being invested ‘unethically’. This was considered by the Respondent to be contrary to a management instruction not to provide financial advice to his colleagues. The Claimant brought claims of indirect discrimination, direct discrimination/harassment and victimisation by reference to his belief in ethical veganism, and PIDA detriment and dismissal, and wrongful dismissal.’

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3PB, 7th February 2020

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Employment Tribunal provides reasoning in ethical veganism case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 31st, 2020 in employment, employment tribunals, equality, harassment, human rights, news, veganism by sally

‘Following his headline-grabbing finding on 3rd January 2020 that “ethical veganism is a philosophical belief which qualifies as a protected belief within the meaning of section 10 of The Equality Act 2010”, Norwich Employment Tribunal Judge Postle has now provided his full determination.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th January 2020

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Ethical Veganism as a Protected Characteristic – St John’s Building

‘An employment tribunal has ruled that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief that is protected by law against discrimination. In Jordi Casamitjana v the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) JC complains of unfair dismissal having raised concerns with colleagues that its pension fund invested in companies involved in animal testing. The charity did not contest that ethical veganism should be protected but will argue at trial that JC was dismissed for gross misconduct.’

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St John's Buildings, 9th January 2020

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Case Law Update – ethical veganism protected as a philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010 – Parklane Plowden

‘Last week the long-awaited decision in the case of Casamitjana v League Against Cruel Sports was finally handed down by Employment Judge Postle in Norwich Employment Tribunal. The case had been listed for a Preliminary Hearing to determine whether ethical veganism constitutes a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 does not provide express protection for ethical vegans, albeit that veganism is a philosophy which falls within the ambit of Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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Parklane Plowden, 10th January 2020

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Protection for a philosophical belief: why some beliefs but not others? – The 36 Group

‘Fergus McCombie employment law expert at 36 Commercial comments on recent tribunal decision.’

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The 36 Group, 9th January 2020

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After tribunal’s ethical veganism ruling, what is a protected belief? – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2020 in belief discrimination, equality, news, veganism by sally

‘The right to philosophical and religious beliefs – or to no belief – is in effect a similar category of protection to that afforded to sex, race, disability or age under the Equalities Act 2010, according to Sarah Chilton, a partner at the law firm CM Murray.’

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2020

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Ethical veganism is a protected belief, rules Employment Tribunal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In what multiple commentators have hailed as a landmark legal case, Norwich Employment Tribunal found that the Claimant’s “ethical veganism” is a philosophical belief and therefore a protected characteristic for the purposes of section 10 of the Equality Act 2010 (“s.10”) following a preliminary hearing on 2nd and 3rd January 2020.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th January 2020

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Ethical veganism is philosophical belief, tribunal rules – BBC News

‘Ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief” and so is protected in law, a tribunal has ruled for the first time.’

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BBC News, 3rd January 2020

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Vegan activists banned by ASA from using poster which claimed eating meat is worse than all forms of transport – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in advertising, agriculture, climate change, complaints, news, veganism by sally

‘A vegan poster campaign has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for claiming that eating meat is worse for greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2019

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Squirrel-eating men at Soho vegan food stall fined – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in fines, food, harassment, news, public order, veganism by sally

‘Two men who ate dead squirrels outside a vegan food stall in protest against veganism have been convicted of public order offences and fined.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

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Sacked vegan claims discrimination in landmark case – BBC News

‘A tribunal is to be asked to decide whether veganism is a “philosophical belief” akin to a religion, in a landmark legal action.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2018

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League Against Cruel Sports in legal battle with vegan ‘whistleblower’ – The Guardian

‘A leading animal welfare charity is locked in an acrimonious legal dispute with a former employee who claims he was dismissed for telling colleagues that its pension fund invested in companies that have been involved in animal testing.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2018

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Vegan group’s advert wrongly linking cow’s milk to cancer is banned – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 17th, 2018 in advertising, cancer, complaints, food, misrepresentation, news, veganism by tracey

‘A vegan group’s “misleading” advert linking cow’s milk to cancer has been banned. The poster by activists Viva! triggered two complaints to watchdogs after being seen on buses in Bristol last September.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2018

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Vegan mother forced by High Court to vaccinate her children – The Independent

Posted April 7th, 2017 in consent, medical treatment, medicines, news, veganism by tracey

‘A vegan mother who wanted her sons to live a “toxin free” life will be forced to make them receive routine vaccinations after the High Court overruled her objections.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2017

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Vegans and druids to gain workplace rights under new equality rules – Daily Telegraph

“Vegetarian or vegan employees with deeply held beliefs should be allowed to exert their rights in the workplace by refusing to clean out office fridges containing meat or dairy products, according to new guidance.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2013

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Vegans should be protected from discrimination, says equality watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 8th, 2010 in belief discrimination, bills, equality, news, veganism by sally

“Vegans and atheists should have the same protection against discrimination as religious groups according to guidance on new equality laws proposed by Harriet Harman.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th March 2010

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Vegan prisoners win right to “cruelty free” products in jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2009 in news, prisons, veganism by sally

“Vegan prisoners have won the right to order ethically-sourced food, toiletries and cosmetics in jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2009

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