For an employer, this prospect can be disquieting, to say the least—especially if party activities were fueled by free-flowing, unmonitored alcohol consumption.
Employer-sponsored holiday parties can, of course, present a number of risks when alcoholic beverages are served. Aside from the embarrassment an employer could face if party exploits are broadcast via Facebook, YouTube, or other social media channels, issues of harassment and liability could also arise.
How to help avoid a holiday party fiasco
By following a few suggestions, companies can still provide a safe, enjoyable, and—to whatever extent possible—liability-free environment for all who wish to join in the festivities:
Two major concerns for employers