Monday 3 December 2018 by Pete Redfern

Vegan upset at being sacked for gross misconduct told ‘no point in crying over spilt milk’


Vegan fired for gross misconduct

A vegan who is taking their former employer to a tribunal after being sacked for disclosing that they invested pension funds in firms involved in animal testing, has been told to get over themselves.

The vegan, who legally changed his name to Vegan McVeganface last year, believes that he was dismissed because he wouldn’t stop going on about veganism at work, rather than the gross misconduct that he committed by leaking confidential information about the company.

Lawyer Simon Williams, defending the company, told us, “Mr McVeganface clearly has some personal, er, beef, shall we say, with the management at League Against Cruel Sports.

“Yes, he does go on and on and on about how tasty hemp milk is, or whatever, day in and day out, but that’s not why he was fired.

“If they could have fired him for being a sanctimonious vegan then they would have done so a long time ago, believe me.

“But having committed an act of gross misconduct – the sort non-vegans are fired for all the time – it is surprising he’s now trying to take the company to court. Claiming they are for firing him for his beliefs rather than his actions is about as daft as he would say it is for humans drinking milk meant for baby cows.”

He concluded, “What’s done is done, there is no use crying over spilt milk. Especially as, somewhat ironically, he was the one to spill the milk in the first place.

“You think he’d be more careful.”

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