02 October, 2008

Supermarkets sell alcohol?

A Saudi man who came to work in the UK is taking Tesco to an employment tribunal because - in his role as forklift driver - he hadn't realised the job would involve handling alcohol and so is claiming religious discrimination.

Let's hope that the employment tribunal kicks this one out before it hits the front door.

[edits: to remove the excessive use of the passive.]


nought.point.zero said...

My word...

I'm pretty confident he won't win, but you can never be too sure these days

Miss Middle of Manchester said...

If Tesco didn't crew up on procedure, then they should be OK. And as such a large company, their HR should be fairly effective.

On the other hand, they might decide that they can't be bothered to contest it and just settle instead.