Is It even legal to Drink During Your Lunch Break?
Is there any law in India regarding drinking During Your Lunch Break??
No matter what job you have, chances are your boss won’t love that you had a drink during the workday. Remember that even if you’re off the clock – you can still get fired for drinking alcohol at lunch. The harsh reality of paying a serious consequence for this tiny indulgence might be pretty unpleasant to wade through.
For some, drinking during a working lunch is actually kind of polite. If you’re out with a client, let them order first. If, and only if, they order a drink, you should feel like you can order one too, at least in most cases. Again though – stick to just the one.
If you’re driving, ever, drinking should be totally off the table. But, having a nice stroll back to the office after a beer (and a meal – please don’t forget to eat) will do your head a lot of good and could help you transition back into work mode. In all likelihood though, you won’t get as much work done when you have a drink at lunch. Admit it; you know it’s true.
In India, there are no such laws regarding this issue. However, corporates do not allow their employees to be drunk in the office. It ruins the decorum of the office.
States don’t make such laws. It is absolutely legal for you to go to a bar and have a few drinks or buy spirits at a store and drink it during your lunch break if you are 21+. However, most employers have a zero-tolerance policy for coming back to work under the influence of alcohol, and the smell, even if you feel and appear fairly sober, is typically a dead give-away. So, you are not free from being fired if suspected.
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