Alex Monaco has criticised the act of vegans being forced to handle cows milk for the sake of the office tea round. The lawyer and vegan activist said putting his fellow vegans in the position of making hot beverages for colleagues is an act of “discrimination”. His claims come at a time when vegan campaigners are demanding the same rights under the Equality Act 2010 to “outlaw vegan discrimination at work”, adding veganism is the same as a religious belief and therefore it meets the same protection.
Mr Monaco told the Daily Mail Online: "If you were Jewish or Muslim and told to get a round of bacon sandwiches in, no one would bat an eyelid if you refused.
"But if you're vegan and refused to buy a pint of milk to make tea because you believe the dairy industry is torturing cows, then you would be laughed out of the kitchen.
"Employers should have a duty to ensure vegans are protected at work and are offered options.
"The ultimate aim is to get the law changed so that the Equality Act includes vegans."Alex Monaco has criticised the act of vegans being forced to handle cows milk (Image: ALEXMONACO)
He goes on to offer his legal services to those who feel they - as vegans - have been a victim of workplace discrimination.
He states “religion or belief” is one of nine protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.
Others are age, disability, race and sexual orientation.
Should an employer discriminate against an employee, it is breaking the law.
Vegans have made headlines over the past few years for their militant protests against those who eat meat and dairy products.
In November, vegans clubbed together to attempt to change the name of the Dorset village of Wool because they think it promotes animal cruelty.
Members of animal rights group PETA are campaigning to get the 1,000-year-old village name changed to “Vegan Wool” much to the hilarity of residents.
Elisa Allen, a director at PETA, has written to Wool Parish Council with the “ridiculous” request, adding the village’ current name “promotes cruelty to sheep”.Vegans have made headlines over the past few years for their militant protests (Image: GETTY)
The activist said they would give a “cruelty-free” woollen blanket to 2,000 households in the village if they agree.
She also said the people of “Vegan Wool” would be showing an act of “kindness to sheep” if they changed the name of the village.