Ethical Vegan Wins Tribunal Against Former Employer
An ethical vegan who lost his job due to his moral beliefs has won a wrongful termination case against his former employer.
“Victory For All Ethical Vegans”
“This has been a great victory for all ethical vegans and animal protection,” Casamitjana said of the settlement.
“The case has established that ethical vegans are protected from discrimination, and I have received the acknowledgement I sought that my dismissal was based on my ethical veganism and was not justified or justifiable.”
LACS had previously contested Casamitjana’s claims, and stated he was dismissed for gross misconduct. The organization has since conceded that the his pension fund concerns were “genuine and correct.”
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Ethical Vegan Landmark Victory
Earlier this year, a separate tribunal ruled in Casamitjana’s favor that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief, and is therefore a characteristic protected from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
Speaking on the court’s decision to rule ethical veganism as protected under UK law, Casamitjana said, “I’m really, really satisfied.”
“Definitely, veganism is a philosophical belief and when you look at my life and anybody else’s life who is an ethical vegan, you will see it.”
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