The Washington Times - January 16, 2009, 09:28AM

Peru’s highest court has ruled that workers cannot be fired for being drunk on the job, a decision that the government criticized for setting a dangerous precedent, Reuters is reporting.

The case that brought the ruling involved a janitor who was fired by a city government for being drunk at work. The court ordered that the janitor be given his job back because his drunkenness did not hurt or offend anyone.

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I guess that makes sense because if he threw up, a janitor was right there to clean it up.

The court issued its ruling in a bar across the street from the courthouse, just to prove the point.

You know, now that drunkenness isn’t grounds for firing in Peru, you might want to rethink using public transportation the next time you’re in Lima.  I’m just saying.

I wonder if any of the court’s justices took a shot before issuing the ruling.  Sounds like it.