It's happy hour in Peru! Being fired for drunkenness is illegal

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Doug
It's happy hour in Peru! Being fired for drunkenness is illegal

Peru's highest court has ruled that employees cannot be fired for turning up to work drunk.

The Peruvian government has criticised the constitutional tribunal's ruling as setting a dangerous legal precedent.

According to the judgement, sacking a worker because he is drunk is disproportionate and unreasonable

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7832388.stm

 

Unfortunately, it seems that the decision revolved around the worker in this case still being able to do his job while inebriated.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

That would let have the mp's and Congressmembers in North America get off scott free.

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Fidel

I think beer on the job would actually be appropriate in some cases.

Fidel

And your subtle reference to Scots is duly noted, Ken. My sister's husband drank on the job for most of his life. I have to have a bottle on hand for when they visit. Never offer a Scot a glass of water - it's against their religion.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Aye, laddie.   Ah've Scots blood on both sides meself.    

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Fidel

Ere's to yew and m'sen and yer wife's husband. cheers mate

Le T Le T's picture

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Never offer a Scot a glass of water - it's against their religion.

Unless they're Muslim. 

Fidel

Touche!

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

You should refill your scottie's water bowl a couple of times a day, though.

After his walkies.

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old_bolshie

Peruvians are eminently fair minded and good natured people-not always practical though.....