December 6, 2022
By Fflur Jones
Whilst a Christmas party will often be held away from the workplace and outside of normal hours, it’s a well-established principle that a work-related gathering such as a Christmas party will be deemed an “extension of the workplace” for employment law purposes. This means that anything said or done during a Christmas party can potentially be treated as if it was done during the normal course of employment. Throw in a fair bit of alcohol and this can prove a risky environment for employers.
Having dealt with the fall-out from plenty of Christmas parties for clients over the years, here are our top tips for employers:
Before the party…
During the party…
After the party…
If you need any help with navigating any of the issues raised above, please contact Fflur Jones on 02920829117 or email@example.com for a free initial chat to see how we can help you.
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