Monday, October 05, 2015
Call to ban ‘offensive’ sausage rolls from work fridges
'Offensive' ... pork-based snack favourites
BOSSES should ban heating sausage rolls in office microwaves so Muslim or Jewish staff are not offended, a report says.
They should also think about stopping workers storing bacon sarnies in communal fridges for the same reason.
And alcohol could even be banned at corporate parties so Muslims are not offended, according to academic Adam Dinham.
The professor of faith at Goldsmiths, University of London, has made the suggestions as part of a plan to encourage workers to respect religious beliefs.
He said: “It would be good etiquette to avoid heating up foods that might be prohibited for people of other faiths.
“The microwaves example is a good one. We also say, don’t put kosher or halal and other special foods next to another food or, God forbid, on the same plate.”
Prof Dinham’s programme will be presented to employers next week by professional services firm EY. Kamran Malik, a partner at EY, said: “Improving religious literacy in the workplace is one of the next big issues.”
Ukip MEP for the North East Jonathan Arnott blasted the proposals. He said: “It’s exactly this kind of nonsense proposal that leads to segregation, misunderstanding and intolerance.”
Now they even want to BAN bacon sarnies: Report that said products should be banned at work is yet another example of the national obsession with not causing offence, writes RICHARD LITTLEJOHN
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