I have been waiting for this day, where every beer drinker, wine connoisseur, and whiskey snob all gets to call in sick on a Friday.  According to a court in Germany, “hangovers” are now considered an illness.

An “illness” is defined as, “a disease or period of sickness that affects the body or mind.”

So technically you caused the illness when you drink too much, but nevertheless it’s still an illness.  So does this mean you can drink like crazy during happy hour on Thursday, and call in sick on Friday?  You can, but if it becomes a habit your boss might want to speak with you..