California attorney and proud legal geek Joshua Gilliland, has set out to examine the seasonal (though perhaps not very merry) question of whether Santa has a case to answer for discriminating against Rudolph the Reindeer's red nose. The short answer seems to be no - because animals can't sue and red noses probably fall into the eye-color discrimination category; non-existant.

Nevertheless, like all good lawyers, Gilliland comes to the conclusion he could make a case:

'The cruelty of the other reindeer should have been known by the omniscient Santa Claus. Moreover, driving Rudolph off with an elf aspiring to be a dentist can be directly attributed to the hostile work environment that Santa permitted in his workshop. As such, there could be a very strong case against Santa’s Workshop, but it will be very difficult to empanel a jury that is not biased towards Santa Claus for either being on or off the Nice List.'

Do take a look at the link as the potential case to be brought against poor Santa is very well set out, in best legal geek style!

http://thelegalgeeks.com/blog/?p=7732

It's worth looking at Gilliland's twitter too, he's tweeted an interesting article about Santa tracking.

https://twitter.com/bowtielaw