Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd & Ors  UKET 3335357/2018
Vegetarianism not a protected characteristic
This case is a preliminary ET decision to establish whether vegetarianism is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
Mr Conisbee was a vegetarian and the ET did not dispute that he had a genuine belief in his vegetarianism. The preliminary hearing was to determine whether vegetarianism was capable of satisfying the requirement and definition of being a philosophical belief (the protected characteristic).