Most vegans will have heard of a ground-breaking victory in a UK court last week,
when an ethical vegan employee claimed that he was sacked by his employer for advising colleagues that their pension fund was being invested in unethical companies.
Employment law is now changed, and UK vegans are protected, in future, on the grounds of the above case.
Perhaps, after this judgement the fear might be that employers may well add a new box to future employment application forms indicating if one is “ethical vegan” rather than just ‘vegan’ which may confuse matters for new vegans when it comes to recruitment and job selection for both management and workers.
In addition will there be guidelines issued for employers and if so by whom and under what authority.
All of these questions will no doubt be answered in the future, in the meantime it is a case of wait and see if employment guidelines will be issued.
For more on the UK Ethical Vegan Case, please click on these interesting articles from CNN, the Independent and the BBC