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Archive for April 3rd, 2011

It’s hard to believe but an opposition to foxhunting has been recognised as a philosophy that falls within the protected category of  ‘religion and belief’ for purposes of discrimination in employment law terms. I didn’t dare publish this on April Fool’s Day in case you didn’t believe me!

It makes a great headline, but when you drill down into the facts you find it easier to understand. Basically, the employee worked for a company which he claimed victimised him for supporting animal welfare rights.

There is a twist, though. Allegedly the employer derived income from killing animals for food while the employee claimed to believe in the sanctity of life!  If that is the case, it makes you wonder why the employee in question wanted to work for them in the first place. Here is a full appraisal of the case for animal welfare enthusiasts and the implications for employers.

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