’Tis the season for company holiday parties: co-workers of diverse backgrounds and religious beliefs interact in a social setting while partaking of spiked libations under the mistletoe. What could possibly go wrong? Particularly given the stories that have been rampant in the press lately—plenty!
Office holiday parties can boost employee morale and demonstrate appreciation for employees’ work throughout the year. However, there are inherent risks that accompany any company-sponsored party, particularly during the holidays and when inhibitions are lowered with alcohol and a festive atmosphere.
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