It may seem an innocent enough act to warm up your sausage roll in the microwave during lunch hour.
But think again, because doing so could seriously upset colleagues of certain faiths, new guidelines on the etiquette of using communal kitchens at work suggest.
Similarly, it would also be advisable to avoid keeping bacon rolls in a fridge shared with people whose religious beliefs prohibit them from eating pork.
Adam Dinham, professor of faith and public policy at Goldsmiths, University of London, has drawn up a religious literacy programme due to be presented to employers this week.
He said: ‘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.’
Halal and kosher food served at corporate events should be certified, and consideration should be given to whether to serve alcohol, the guidelines further suggest. [1200 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 10356 votes] If I’m offended by halal & kosher meat, will that be banned by the PC brigade too.
[2ND 8373] I’ll bet no person of ‘other faiths’ has complained about this in any workplace anywhere in the UK! It’s the PC brigade who cause all the trouble, purporting to speak for these people when they patently do not! Sick of it!
[3RD 7112] If you have dietary restrictions you should be responsible for it yourself. What if there is a vegetarian in your workplace, would ham sandwiches be banned? Unless your employer is a religious employer that sets the rules from the top, this cannot be legal to enforce!
[4TH 6851] If I want a suasgae roll for dinner I will have one and I don’t give a stuff who it offends…its bloody food ffs. Why should it be us Brits that have to change all the time to fit in with others…..it is f¥¢king England you know. [Daily Mail] Read more