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The Office Christmas Party ? Five (5) ways to protect your staff, and your Business

Posted on Monday November 11, 2019

I spoke with my lawyer last week about my office Christmas party and what obligations and responsibilities I have to my staff and people attending. The Christmas festive season is in full swing but it does not provide an excuse for inappropriate behaviour – bullying, harassment (including sexual), discrimination etc etc…. Most of us are just out to have a good time (within some limits) but who is responsible if things get ugly ? The advice I received is Christmas parties occur as part of your employment so the employer is responsible for employee behaviour at the event – and employers have been found liable for employee inappropriate behaviour, comments or actions. Business owners should be proactive to protect themselves from any claim – injuries suffered at a Christmas Party can also be subject to a worker’s compensation claim. Doing..

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