Law and religion round-up – 5th January

A slow week for news, which was presumably why the media gave so much attention to a preliminary ruling on…

ethical veganism 

On Friday, Employment Judge Postle handed down a preliminary judgment, ex tempore, in the case of Mr Jordi Casamitjana Costa, an ethical vegan, who is alleging that his former employer, the League Against Cruel Sports, sacked him unfairly after he disclosed that it invested pension funds in businesses involved in animal testing. EJ Postle concluded on the preliminary point that ethical veganism satisfied the “cogency, seriousness, cohesion and importance” criteria in Grainger and qualified as a protected philosophical belief. Continue reading