Monday, May 07, 2007

Beery Beery Odd

In Brazil, employers should be careful:

A court has ordered a brewery to pay almost £30,000 in compensation to an alcoholic beer taster.

Brewery Ambev was sued by the man who claimed the company did not provide health measures that would have stopped him developing a drink problem.

The unidentified employee downed an average of 3.2 pints a day while at work.

....He also received a bottle of beer to take home after each shift, the court in the Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil said in a statement.

....The company alleged the employee already was an alcoholic before becoming a beer taster.

...Judge Jose Felipe Ledur said the company still was negligent because an alcoholic should never have been made a beer taster.

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