Pernod Ricard staff allege firm’s ‘drinking culture’ made them ill
French company denies accusations after employees complain about alcohol intake
Staff at the French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard claim they were under constant pressure to drink at work to the point of damaging their health.
One former salesman told how he felt obliged to knock back up to 12 glasses of the aniseed-flavoured drink a day and drove his car while drunk. Another spoke of three-day binges.