5 Tips To Keep Your Holiday Party Merry And Lawsuit-Free

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 7:36 PM EST) -- Holiday parties can boost worker morale and help reward a job well done, but they can also create liability for an employer.

Though they can be fun for all involved, holiday parties can lead to lawsuits over a host of issues ranging from sexual harassment allegations to religious discrimination claims to claims over injuries suffered or caused by employees.

“You always seem to see cases every year, usually in January and February, from something that happens at a holiday party,” Helene Wasserman of Littler Mendelson PC told Law360. “Invariably, it happens every year.”

But with careful planning, festive outings can be...

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