10 odd drinking by-laws from around the world

Drinking at work (France)

In France it used to be the case that no employer could refuse to serve wine, beer, cider or mead to their employees in a workplace canteen. Spirits were banned and drivers, medical staff and machine operators were likewise prohibited from imbibing.

But across the rest of the country it was a legal right to drink during lunchtime until 2014 when the department of labour decided that bosses could proscribe the serving of alcohol.

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