The decision in England to consider "Ethical Veganism" a belief system protects anyone who self-identifies as an "Ethical Vegan" from discrimination in the workplace or any other form of discrimination The case originated from a workplace firing that the person let go believes was related to his belief system. The story, picked up by CNN, is linked here.

Jordi Casamitjana, who calls himself an "ethical vegan," claims he was dismissed by the  the League Against Cruel Sports, an animal welfare charity in 2018 because he spoke up about how the company's pension fund was "being invested in companies that experiment on animals" and non-ethical funds. The charity has rejected his claim, which the judge upheld.
Ethical vegans follow a vegan diet, and oppose the use of animals for any purpose, such as animal testing, clothing and shoes.
At an employment tribunal on January 3rd, 2020, judge Robin Postle stated that he was "satisfied overwhelmingly" that ethical veganism meets the criteria of the Equality Act to qualify as a philosophical belief. In a short summary judgment, Postle declared that veganism "clearly in my view meets all the criteria; It is a philosophical belief, not just an opinion." "It is cogent, serious and important, and worthy of respect in democratic society," the Judge  added.
Casamitjana brought the landmark legal case in order to force a change to Britain's Equality Act to include veganism as a philosophical belief protected from discrimination.
The question is will the protection expand from the UK to the US?

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