At least someone seems to have held onto what nowadays passes for commonsense (and what in the old days would have been a slam-dunk):
George Conisbee, 20, told an employment tribunal that he was picked on for not eating meat while he was a waiter and barman at Lord Somerleyton’s historic hotel on his estate near Lowestoft, Suffolk.
But his claim was thrown out after the tribunal ruled that vegetarianism was a ‘lifestyle choice’ which was not protected under the 2010 Equality Act.
That would ordinarily be filed under “Blindingly Obvious”… but wait till you see on what grounds this little tit of a snowflake had filed his complaint:
He claimed that being vegetarian was ‘a protected characteristic’, giving him the same rights as employees who suffer discrimination over their religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
Veggie as a religion; as if we needed any more proof that these tossers are total fucking nutcases. (Or maybe “fucking nutcase” is a sexual orientation? They’ll be claiming that, next.)
Oh, and he wasn’t fired for being a veggie — although I for one might use that as grounds for termination. He was fired for arriving for work dressed like a slob (and I bet it wasn’t the first time, either). All the rest was just a pathetic attempt to get his job back.
Finally, some sanity.