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980 CKNW – Vegan firefighter files human rights complaint

Adam Knauff, Vegan Firefighter

Vegan firefighter Adam Knauff has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He alleges that his employer violated his rights by failing to provide appropriate vegan food options while he fought a wildfire near Williams Lake, B.C. in 2018.

Knauff was suspended without pay for three days after he reacted negatively to the lack of vegan options.

Is veganism a lifestyle choice that should be protected by the human rights code? Should employers be forced to accommodate vegan employees?

A Vancouver Employment Lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP examined the issue with Global News Radio 980 CKNW host Jon McComb.

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