Congratulations to Browne Jacobson for the dumbest press release of the week. Headed “Valentines cards lead to employment tribunals”, the blurb goes on to warn that with Valentine’s Day just around the corner “and Cupid’s bow poised to strike” (yeeucchh), employers could find themselves dealing with employment tribunals and having to relocate employees when amorous advances are declined or relationships go sour.
Of course they could. Tulkinghorn can easily imagine members of the Confederation of British Industry quaking this morning as it contemplates the man and woman hours lost to affairs of the heart.
Browne Jacobson is believed to be considering similar press releases for Halloween (personal injury claims due to terror), Armistice Day (harassment claims due to being asked to shut up for a minute) and St Swithun’s Day (insurance claims due to the weather predictions).