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The Infamous Office Christmas Party: How to Celebrate the Silly Season Safely

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By Renae Harg, Senior Associate, Lauren Wright, Lawyer and Miette Xamon, Law Clerk

The end of year office Christmas party may be the highlight of the office year with the free-flowing bubbly and the cheese board, unwinding while celebrating achievements and getting into the festive spirit. But it can also be a silly season minefield of risk, and employers have been held vicariously liable for their employees’ inappropriate conduct. The aftermath can be complaints sexual harassment, violence, offensiveness, unfair dismissals, and alcohol related traffic offences or accidents.

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Party Planning What to do before the Christmas Party

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As we rapidly approach the end of the year, the office Christmas party can be cause for concern for many employers. There are two key issues that employers should turn their mind to when planning their staff Christmas party.

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