Bavarian bar keepers have been told that the dirndl, generally rather revealing, will have to be replaced as it offers no protection against what the directive calls “natural sources of radiation”, meaning sunlight.
Employers now face heavy fines if they fail to protect their workers from the threat of sunburn or skin cancer.
“This is European law-making at its most pedantic,” said Munich’s mayor, Christian Ude. “A waitress is no longer allowed to wander round a beer garden with a plunging neckline. I would not want to enter a beer garden under these conditions.”
Egad, but socialists are no fun at all.
If you scroll down to read Laurie Morrow’s comments, you’ll read a suspicion that I hold, too, that this nonsense has nothing to do with worrying about sunburn on a cleavage and everything to do with not offending the Muslims who live in Germany.