Incredibly creative discrimination
So, the most creative claim for discrimination this decade came up this week:
That forbidding staff to drink on duty is age discrimination.
Okay, I’ll bite.
Why is that discrimination exactly?
Because older staff have had longer to get used to drinking on duty when it was “allowed” (it was actually never allowed, but still), so it is harder for them to remember to not drink on duty, and they are more addicted to the alcohol, as they have drunk for longer, so more difficult for them to give up.
No, really, that is a genuine claim that we are dealing with at the moment via ACAS Early Conciliation.
Thought it would amuse you as we head into the Easter weekend!
FYI – forbidding drinking on duty is NOT age discrimination, just in case you thought the world had gone mad!
Have a great Easter and don’t eat too much chocolate!