Thursday, January 15, 2009

Let's Hear it for Peru!

I doubt this will lead to any legislation or similar rulings here in the United States, but a man can always dream.

From Reuters:
LIMA (Reuters) - 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.

Drunk, but not offending anyone? Amateur.

The article can be read in full here.

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