How To Hold A Holiday Party Without Inviting Legal Hassles

Law360, New York (December 2, 2015, 4:53 PM EST) -- Holiday parties are a time-honored tradition for many companies, but such celebrations could invite bias and harassment claims, in addition to other possible legal issues.

Employers and their employees alike can see these festivities as a chance to blow off some steam and get to know each other better, but sometimes people can cross the line, especially when alcohol is served. What started as a way to build camaraderie and reward employees with an end-of-the-year shindig could become another line-item on an employer’s legal bill.

“People lose sight of what the conduct expectations are,” Marc Mandelman of Epstein Becker & Green...

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