Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd & Ors [2019] 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).

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