Flirting at Work OK in Germany Workers rights are well protected in Germany. At the top of a long list, workers have many weeks of paid vacation and are almost impossible to fire. Add to that: the right to flirt. A court there has ruled that parts of Wal-Mart's "code of conduct" contradict German labor law. One of those is Wal-Mart's ban on "communication that could be interpreted as sexual." Wal-Mart has the right to appeal.