Work Christmas Parties / Social Events

Posted in : Templates & Checklists NI on 25 November 2014
Gareth Walls
A&L Goodbody LLP
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A&L Goodbody outline the practical steps to reduce risk at Work Christmas Parties / Social Events.

No one wants to be ‘bah humbug’ about the approaching festivities and party season but then neither does any organisation (or individual!)– want to be on the receiving end of a claim arising from events at or following a work-related party. We know there are 12 days of Christmas, so here are our ‘12 tips for Christmas’ parties:

1. Ensure all your policies are up to date

With particular focus on discrimination, bullying, harassment, workplace behaviour, alcohol and drug use, and social media policies. Circulate these in advance of the party to ensure all staff know that behaviour at such

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Gareth Walls
A&L Goodbody LLP

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