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Taylor Swift to Receive GLAAD’s 2020 Vanguard Award
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UK: Ethical Veganism Is A Philosophical Belief Subject To Protection Under The Equality Act 2010 - Wrigleys SolicitorsEmployment tribunal judge was 'overwhelmingly' satisfied that ethical veganism met the necessary tests
UK: Discrimination Update – What Constitutes A ‘Philosophical Belief' Under The Equality Act? - DentonsThe judge also addressed the implications his decision had for freedom of speech.
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UK: Veganism Is A Philosophical Belief - DentonsCase law has held that, for a philosophical belief to have protection under the Equality Act 2010, the belief has to meet the following conditions:
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UK: Sacked Vegan's Landmark Discrimination Claim - Charles Russell SpeechlysWhile this is the first ruling that veganism is a philosophical belief under the Equality Act, meaning that vegans are entitled to protection from discrimination because of this belief,
Veganism judgment doesn’t change employment law, expert notesAn employment tribunal rules that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief that should be protected under the Equality Act.
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Veganism could be declared a religious or philosophical belief in UKIt would mean vegans are protected under the Equality Act 2010
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