Court rules that a hangover is an illness, paves the way for a 5-day weekend

According to the ruling of one German court, being hungover is actually an illness. Therefore, those sick days are legitimate. Five-day bender, anyone?

 

 

Today may be the last of the workweek (for most of us), but those considering a five-day bender totally should as they’re protected by the courts of Germany. Simply put, one pioneering pisspot on the bench has ruled that a hangover is an illness, and should be treated as such; and our employers should not punish our inability to leave the bar.

We’re ill, so our sick days are legitimate – you can’t sack us.

The case landed before a Frankfurt court to address the issue of a firm offering anti-hangover shots.

“Information about a food product cannot ascribe any properties for preventing, treating or healing a human illness or give the impression of such a property,” the sobering ruling said.

 

The court went on to explain their use of the term ‘illness’ in this instance, saying: “By and illness, one should understand even small or temporary disruptions to the normal state or normal activity of the body.”

 

“By an illness, one should understand even small or temporary disruptions to the normal state or normal activity of the body,” including the tiredness, nausea and headaches the company claimed its product could polish off, the ruling added.

The court went on to explain their use of the term ‘illness’ in this instance, saying: “By and illness, one should understand even small or temporary disruptions to the normal state or normal activity of the body.”

Hilariously, the ruling arrived just prior to the commencement of this year’s Oktoberfest revelry.

So, yes. Take that sickie on Tuesday, you’re ill. It’s not your fault.

 

 

 

 

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