Book claims that some job applicants said they were subject to a "crash test" in which they had to drink up to 20 shots of the pastis before they were given a job at Pernod Ricard.

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This article titled “Pernod loses legal challenge over staff drink test claim” was written by Kim Willsher in Paris, for The Guardian on Wednesday 20th July 2011 17.20 UTC

A French court has rejected an attempt by the drinks company Pernod Ricard to censor a book that claimed potential sales staff were expected to prove they could hold their drink by knocking back glasses of its celebrated anise-flavoured drink.

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