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Jun 19

Study: 45% of Vegans Experience Discrimination in the Workplace

According to a new study nearly half of all vegans experience workplace discrimination.  

For the study, Crossland Employment Solicitors polled 1,000 people who self-identify as vegan. In addition to 45% saying they experienced discrimination at work, 31% stated that they felt harassed at work and/or unfairly treated based solely on the fact that they’re vegan.

The study also included 1,000 separate participants, all employers. It was found that 48% do not accommodate for vegans, and 3% would not hire someone if they knew they were vegan (despite that being against the law).

“Our research shows that prejudiced attitudes towards vegan workers is endemic among British employers and a lack of understanding as to the potential impact of the Equality Act 2010,” says Beverley Sunderland, Managing Director of Crossland Employments Solicitors.

“We’d advise that employers need to be taking such beliefs seriously and acting against those who are derogatory about vegans. After all, if an employee was mocking someone’s religion, their sex or their race, an employer would not hesitate to take serious action.”

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