Monday, March 31, 2008

No Joking Please, We're British

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- British business owners could be sued by female employees if customers are allowed to flirt or make sex jokes, a new sex discrimination ruling says.

Starting Sunday, bar and restaurant managers could face major lawsuits if they so much as allow a customer to call a waitress "love," The Daily Mail reported Monday.

Bar managers reportedly have been advised to display signs warning that, "harassment is not tolerated."

The new rules were driven by Women and Equalities Minister Harriet Harman, who maintains authority with European law to change regulations relating to discrimination.

Shall we make broad (no pun intended) generalizations about Harriet?

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