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A Brit says he was fired for being vegan. His company says he was just bad at his job.

A Brit says he was fired for being vegan. His company says he was just bad at his job.

Nick Spencer is quoted by The Washington Post discussing the legal status of veganism as a protected belief. 05/12/2018

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Nick Spencer has been quoted in The Washington Post article: ‘A Brit says he was fired for being vegan. His company says he was just bad at his job’ which discusses the case of Jordi Casamitjana, who wants to establish ethical veganism as a belief protected by law. 

“Others aren’t so sure this case is a good thing. “Rights are intended to be liberating. But if we’re all turned into rights–bearers, my rights clashing with your rights, we end up having to appeal to the courts to sort out our differences, and that can become oppressive for everybody,” Nick Spencer of the think tank Theos, which stimulates debate about religion in society, told the BBC.” 

Read the full article here. 

Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Evolution of the West (SPCK, 2016) and Atheists: The Origin of the Species (Bloomsbury, 2014). Outside of Theos, Nick is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London and a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion

Posted 5 December 2018

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