Work Parties: Get a Santa Suit and Not a Law Suit!

Posted in : Nov on 29 November 2012
Linda Hynes
Leman Solicitors

This month’s topic focuses on the work Christmas party and the legal challenges it can raise for employers.

A Contact Law survey in the UK found that 28% of employees have been on the receiving end of unwelcome advances from a co-worker at the office Christmas party, with 15% of these advances coming from the employee’s boss or manager.

Employment equality legislation sets out that an employer is liable for the acts of employees carried out in the course of their employment, whether carried out with the employer’s consent or not. This could include the work Christmas party. An employer must

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015
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Linda Hynes
Leman Solicitors

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