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Top Tips for Employers in Handling Christmas Parties

18 December 2014

The last Friday before Christmas is the most popular day or night of the year for an annual workplace event.  This day has been infamously nicknamed by the emergency services and doormen across the UK as ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Mad Friday’, and in some regions of the UK, it is even referred to as ‘Black Eye Friday’!  With this in mind, we have detailed some top tips for handling workplace events to ensure that the headache of over indulgence does not extend beyond the following morning.

Many employers take the view that events which are not held in the normal workplace or during working hours fall outwith their responsibility.   This is an incorrect assumption.   Where an employer is holding any event, regardless of the location or timing, this is considered an extension of the workplace, and as such, the employer owes a duty of care to all employees attending.  

There are some common themes of any festive celebration, and we have included below suggestions for dealing with employment related issues arising from this.

Christmas Article

If you would like further information on this, or other aspects of managing the employment life cycle, French Duncan HR Services would be delighted to assist you.   Please contact Louise McCosh who leads the French Duncan HR Services team on 0141 221 2984 or email l.mccosh@fdhrservicesco.uk to arrange a free consultation.

 

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French Duncan HR Services!