December Festivities

This year there will be more  end of year parties as for most people lockdown is now behind us. Regrettably there maybe more photocopier incidents or assaults on fellow employees as a result of too much drink.

However employers please remember if there are parties funded by the company the employer is still responsible for the conduct of their staff. Employers should be aware of potential harassment and discrimination claims that could arise from colleagues making inappropriate and offensive comments or worse, at parties once the drinks start flowing, or otherwise. There is no such thing as harmless banter

Remember you can’t force an employee to attend and to avoid any queries about employee status only employees not workers or subcontractors should be invited to a company organised event.

Have a safe  celebration