Did you know that you can be held liable for the actions of your staff at a work Christmas Function?
Employers have a duty under workplace harassment and discrimination laws to take all reasonable steps to prevent harassment and/or discrimination from happening at work, and this extends to the workplace Christmas party!
Beware of that typical scenario:
Christmas party, a few drinks and then someone does or says something that offends another and it ends up having serious ongoing negative consequences for your staff and your business beyond that one night. Add the potential $ cost of claim against you for the drunk actions of just one staff member at your party, which could be anywhere upwards of $10,000!!!