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Clown law: Why has a provincial English tribunal declared ‘ethical veganism’ a ‘protected characteristic’?

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03.01.2020

For a landmark decision that could have decades-long ramifications, the whole affair has reeked of a low-budget farce.

We have a titan of the justice system, Judge Robert Postle, who sits on an employment tribunal in Norwich (Norwich!) deciding that, yes, "ethical veganism" is a philosophical belief and therefore protected by law as a "religion or belief" under the Equality Act 2010.

God help us and protect us from employment tribunal judges. What is it with these guys?

Is it an inbuilt resentment at their lowly position down the legal food chain that has them convinced it is their place to make far-reaching decisions on social issues when actually, the decision at hand is simply whether an employer was right or wrong to sack an employee.

But no, in Norwich, lampooned mercilessly through the character of Alan Partridge, the slow first week of the New Year is........

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