A Portuguese trash removal company must rehire an employee who was fired for being drunk on the job according to an appeals court.

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According to Reuters, a judge wrote: "It is to be noted with alcohol, the worker may forget about life's hardships...and the public may even consider that this happy worker is a very efficient, excellent and quick remover of scrap."

The court further ruled that the worker had not broken any rules on drinking on the job because the company didn't have any. He also got 14 months back pay.