Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tipple while you work

I'm no lawyer, and I know absolutely nothing about the Peruvian legal system, but I'm still pretty sure this sets a bad precedent:
Peru's top court has ruled that workers cannot be fired for being drunk on the job, a decision that was criticized by the government on Wednesday for setting a dangerous precedent.

The Constitutional Tribunal ordered that Pablo Cayo be given his job back as a janitor for the municipality of Chorrillos, which fired him for being intoxicated at work.

The firing was excessive because even though Cayo was drunk, he did not offend or hurt anybody, Fernando Calle, one of the justices, said on Wednesday.
Oh, well I guess that makes it okay to show up to work trashed. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a move to Peru to plan.

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