Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hit out at "subtle discrimination" against women in the workplace during a campaign rally at trade union Unison in August, citing "early evening socialisation" as an example.

"Look again and you will see the way in which a substantial number of women, who quite rightly take time out with maternity leave to look after their new-born child, end up finding themselves reduced in their work when they get back, discriminated against, or lost a place in the hierarchy in the company or place of work," Corbyn said.

"It's got to stop. It's got to end. And the behaviour of companies that encourages an ethic of early evening socialisation in order to promote themselves within the company benefits men who don't feel they need to be at home looking after their children and it discriminates against women who want to, obviously, look after the children that they've got.

"It's a lot of subtle discrimination as well as the most overt discrimination that has to be dealt with."

Numerous media outlets have translated Corbyn's comments as the Labour leader wanting to ban after-work drinks, but is that a fair assessment?

The left-winger does not specifically identify drinking sessions as an issue, only railing against "early evening socialisation". Corbyn also fails to explicitly back a ban, only going as far as saying it "has to be dealt with".

A spokesperson for the Labour leader told IBTimes UK: "You would be right to point out that what has been inferred from his quotes is inaccurate."