Lloyd’s of London has banned staff from drinking alcohol during work hours
Staff at London’s 328-year old insurance market, Lloyd’s of London, have been banned from drinking between 9am and 5pm, according to a report in the Evening Standard.
The 800 employees face being sacked for “gross misconduct” if caught boozing during work hours, the Standard said, as part of changes made to the company’s employee handbook.
The rule change only apply to Lloyd’s staff and not the insurance brokers and underwriters based in the same building.
A spokesman for Lloyd’s couldn’t be immediately reached for comment, but told The Telegraph: “Our employee guidance was recently updated and provided clarification on the Corporation’s position on drinking alcohol during the working day, which is prohibited.”
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