Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd & Ors Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Tribunal (ET)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant left his position as a waiter after he had been shouted at in front of customers in relation to how he was dressed. The case centred upon his vegetarianism and the Employment Tribunal had to determine, at a preliminary hearing, whether vegetarianism was a protected characteristic. The issue with the vegetarianism was that the Claimant alleged that he had been given snacks that had been laced with meat, such as pudding including gelatine or a croissant basted in duck fat.
The Claimant’s argument was based upon Section 4 and 10 of the Equality Act 2010 which states covers religion or philosophical belief. There was also reference to Article 9 of the
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