Christmas party guide for employers

As Christmas party season is upon us, it is important to remember that employers still have a duty of care towards their employees. When events occur even outside of the usual working hours, for instance the annual Christmas office party, employers may still be liable for any acts of harassment by employees. 

The principle extends to third parties such as any hired entertainment.

For further information please call Paul on 0113 320 5000 or email paulg@winstonsolicitors.co.uk

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