Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is getting into the spirit with some classic holiday posts. Look for them through Christmas Eve.
It is that time of year again – the holiday season.
Employers are gearing up to have their office holiday parties. Many employees wait all year for the festivities and love reminiscing about the events of the previous year.
In fact, the holiday party festivities often become the “chatter” around the proverbial water cooler, and sometimes, not in a good way.
Many employers go all out and provide live music or a DJ and offer an array of appetizers, scrumptious main courses, and decadent desserts. And, of course, what holiday party is not complete without champagne, wine, or holiday punch?
But, what many employers often don’t realize is that the office holiday party they planned as a perk for employees can turn into a litigation land mine for them.