Beer Drinkers recognized as an Ethnic Group

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Sep 7th, 2009
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Beer Drinkers Offered Same Rights as Religious and Cultural Groups

EU gets something right for once

A special report reprinted through the courtesy of The Grey Town Gazette.

Brussels, Sept 7th:
The European Union is to introduce legislation officially recognizing beer drinkers as an Ethnic Group.

The decision was made by a group of influential MEPs as they participated in an intensive 3-day field study at the 2009 Brussels Beer Festival.

The move means that Beer Drinkers will have similar rights to religious groups.

Positive Action

The rules will put the onus on employers to actively ensure they and their employees do not in anyway discriminate against Beer Drinkers. For example employers will be required to provide special rooms (known as ‘Bars’)and regular conscience breaks from work (‘Happy Hours’) so that devotees can practice their faith.

Employers must also respect events of special meaning to the group – such as Beer Festivals – and allow adequate leave for followers to attend.

Some drinking groups are particularly strict and require their members to practice regular rituals such as ‘Binge Drinking’. Employers are obliged to treat these people with appropriate sensitivity the following day.

Employment Discrimination

A spokesperson for the UK Ministry of Equality Enforcement (ME2) added “In the modern age it is no longer acceptable to discriminate against someone simply because they like to drink too much and so devoted Beer Drinkers are entitled to equal opportunities in their chosen career, be that airline pilot, ambulance driver, or Mullah”

Footnote: here at the GTG we think this has been a long time coming, but doesn’t go nearly far enough. What about wine and cocktail drinkers? We think they have rights too and we will campaign to ensure they are not forgotten.