Canada’s National Post reported Wednesday, November 17, that a former employee of the Montreal-based Matt & Nat claimed that the ban of meat from the office violated her rights as an omnivore. In response, CBC News quoted Montreal lawyer Jordan Charness, who said, “if this is a vegan company, they can say that everyone has to adhere to their vegan policies—at least at work.” Matt & Nat’s Founder and Creative Director Inder Bedi told the National Post that the no-meat policy has been effect since he started the company in 1995. “This is very much a vegan company, and we just felt it would be odd if we had meat and fish floating around the premises,” Bedi said.
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