It’s that time of year again where employers are considering holding a social event to mark the end of another working year. This year planning an event comes with extra considerations as employers need to ensure not only are they protecting themselves from the usual issues that may arise, but that they are also compliant with all Covid protocols and public health guidance in place on the date of the event.
The main risk outside of the current public health situation is that employers may also find themselves liable for complaints of inappropriate behaviour like insulting conduct and
unwanted sexual advances, etc, which may have occurred as a result of excessive alcohol consumption during the event.
Employers can take a number of steps to ensure they are reducing the risk of complaints of any nature in advance of and during any event
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